For much of his senior season at Providence, Alpha Diallo had been a lightning rod. As the Friars struggled for a prolonged stretch from the beginning of the season, fingers were pointed in a number of directions. Diallo was on the opposite end as much as anyone in a Friar uniform, save perhaps Luwane Pipkins.
By season’s end, Diallo was playing at the All Big East level expected of him, highlighted by a 35 point explosion against #10 Seton Hall and a monster night in March versus Xavier (25 points on 9-14 shooting). Both were huge wins that would have have been essential to PC’s NCAA Tournament hopes had the tournament not been cancelled.