RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Ace Baldwin returned from a four-game absence to score a career-high 28 points and VCU held off Vanderbilt 70-65 on Wednesday night in a game in which an enraged Commodores coach Jerry Stackhouse was ejected.
Baldwin, the Rams point guard, was back on the floor after being sidelined with a right wrist injury that required two screws being inserted into the bone. He looked in midseason form, making 7 of 14 shots, including 4 of 5 3-point attempts, plus sinking 10 of 12 free throws. He added four assists.
After Vanderbilt tied the game with four minutes remaining following a 7-0 run, Baldwin made a pair of free throws and the Rams led the remainder of the way, though it took a closely contested jumper from the left elbow by Jamir Watkins with 16.8 seconds left to ensure the win.