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Paul Scruggs is out tonight; Alpha Diallo is a game-time decision

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The bubble battle between Xavier and Providence will be missing one and maybe two huge pieces.

NCAA Basketball: Providence at Xavier Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Xavier guard Paul Scruggs will be out tonight against Providence due to what is only being described as a leg injury at this point. Scruggs will be day-to-day going forward. Scruggs is averaging 12.7 PPG on the year and leads Xavier with 44 made threes at a 37.3% clip.

Providence forward Alpha Diallo is currently a game-time decision with some sore of eye ailment that I'm assuming is conjunctivitis. If he's at all able to go, you'd assume he'll find a way to be out there. Diallo is averaging 14 and 8 on the year and is one of the best rebounding wings in the nation.

Dialls went for 14/6/3 Scruggs went for 13/4/5 and helped hassle Diallo into 5 turnovers in a 64-58 Xavier win at Cintas on February 8 of this year. The return leg tips off at 6:30pm tonight.