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Elias Harden to return for Xavier against Butler

The Muskies will welcome back their bench catalyst for a key road game.

Villanova v Xavier Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

First, the news:

Steele seems like he would be a good source for this kind of information.

Harden doesn't have superficially overwhelming numbers - he's averaging 2.9 PPG and shooting 32.6% from behind the arc - but he has been instrumental in this team hitting its stride. He averaged 5 PPG in the last three games he played and tallied a career high 26 minutes against Villanova. His scrappy defense and high energy have been much needed boosts off the bench.

Xavier travels to Butler for a 6pm tip on FS1 tomorrow. Harden had previously been suspended for unspecified reasons for Xavier's trip to St. John's.