RICHMOND, Va. (AP)Jamir Watkins led VCU over Richmond on Friday night with 15 points off of the bench in a 74-62 victory.
Watkins also contributed 10 rebounds for the Rams (15-5, 6-1 Atlantic 10 Conference). Adrian Baldwin Jr. scored 14 points and added five assists. Brandon Johns Jr. was 4 of 10 shooting and 4 of 4 from the free throw line to finish with 12 points.
Tyler Burton led the way for the Spiders (11-9, 4-3) with 14 points and two steals. Richmond also got 13 points from Matt Grace. In addition, Neal Quinn had eight points.
VCU took the lead with 11:16 remaining in the first half and never looked back. Baldwin led his team in scoring with nine points in the first half to help put them up 36-26 at the break. VCU pulled away with a 15-0 run in the second half to extend a four-point lead to 19 points. They outscored Richmond by two points in the final half, as Watkins led the way with a team-high 10 second-half points.
Both teams next play Wednesday. VCU hosts George Mason while Richmond visits UMass.
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