CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 13: Justin Martin #20 of the Xavier Musketeers reacts after scoring a basket against the Butler Bulldogs during the game at Cintas Center. Xavier won 62-47. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Karl Cochran scored 20 points and Wofford overcame a 14-point deficit to edge Xavier 56-55 Saturday and win for the fourth time in five games.
After the Musketeers tied the score at 55 with eight seconds left on Brad Redford's second 3-pointer down the stretch, Xavier senior Jeff Robinson inexplicably fouled Wofford forward Lee Skinner, who converted one of two free throws to give his side the lead.
The Musekeeers rebounded the the errant second attempt and pushed the ball up the floor to Semaj Christon, who was called for a charge as he attempted the potential game-winning shot with 1.5 seconds left.
The Terriers (6-6), who trailed 30-16 at the 4:47 mark, opened the second half with an 18-6 run to tie it at 40 with 12:59 remaining. However, Wofford didn't pull ahead until Spencer Collins' 3-pointer made it 49-47 with 3:10 left. Spencer finished with 17 points.
The Terriers shot only 36.2 percent from the field (17 of 47) compared to 47.8 percent for Xavier (22 of 46), but Wofford made 15 of 17 foul shots and the Musketeers just 8 of 16.
Travis Taylor finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Xavier (7-4), which has lost three of its last four games..
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