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Xavier forward Justin Martin (20) drives against Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl) (AP)
Xavier beats Robert Morris 61-59

Posted on Nov. 18, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 18, 2012 at 11:44 a.m.

CINCINNATI — Brad Redford sank both ends of a bonus free throw situation with 37.1 seconds left and Xavier held on for a 61-59 win over pesky Robert Morris on Saturday.

Redford, previously scoreless for the game, was fouled by Lucky Jones after a ball fake in the corner and made both free throws. The Colonials (1-3) called two timeouts after regaining possession, but former Elkhart Memorial star Karvel Anderson missed a 3-pointer from the left wing with 12 seconds left.

Anderson, in his first season with the Colonials, scored a career high 17 points to lead Robert Morris.

Robert Morris maintained possession after a held ball, but Velton Jones couldn’t connect on a leaner and Coron Williams missed a desperation 3-pointer as he was falling out of bounds had no chance.

Justin Martin scored a career-high 17 points and Dee Davis added 15 for the Musketeers (3-0).

Freshman Semaj Christon finished with 12 points and a team-high six assists in just his second career game and first start.