Baldwin, who also distributed seven assists, made two free throws with four seconds left for the 67-65 advantage. VCU's Javonte Perkins missed a 3-pointer as time expired.
Vince Williams Jr. had 16 points and nine rebounds for VCU (17-5, 10-3 Atlantic 10 Conference).
Hasahn French scored a season-high 21 points and had eight rebounds for the Billikens (11-5, 4-4). Jordan Goodwin added 16 points and 12 rebounds and Perkins scored 16 and seven rebounds.
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