The Spiders (22-7, 11-3 Atlantic 10) strengthened their hold on third place in the league and won for the sixth time in their last seven games.
Richmond pulled out to a 34-24 halftime lead, then turned back a Charlotte (10-18, 2-12) rally in the second half. The 49ers got as close as three points twice, the latest at 55-52 with 8:12 left, but the Spiders closed with a 17-7 surge the rest of the way.
Harper was 8 of 14 from the field with three 3-pointers, and had a team-high seven rebounds.
Anderson scored 12 of his 20 in the second half. His fastbreak layup with 7:35 remaining allowed him to surpass 2,000 points for his career.
The Spiders also got 11 points off the bench from Francis Martel.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
Jeff Goodman logs all the coaching changes following the 2015-16 college basketball season.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
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