The Musketeers (9-6, 2-0) were without point guard Dee Davis, who injured his left wrist in Xavier's previous game with Temple. Redford and Christon picked up the slack in the backcourt, with Redford hitting 7 of 8 3-pointers and Christon adding seven assists. Jeff Robinson scored 14 points while Travis Taylor pulled down 11 rebounds with six points and six assists.
Lasan Kromah was George Washington's lone player in double figures with 12 points. The Colonials (7-8, 1-1) made just 38.6 percent (22 of 57) of their shots and were outrebounded 33-28.
Xavier shot 57.1 percent (28 of 49) from the field and made 8 of 10 3-pointers.
The Musketeers jumped to a 9-2 lead and slowly grew the advantage to 35-20 at halftime.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.