FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Kris Dunn scored Providence’s last 10 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left, and the Friars hung on to upset No. 11 Arizona 69-65 Friday night in the semifinals of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy.
Ben Bentil scored a career-high 21 points for the Friars (6-0) and Dunn finished with 19 despite playing in foul trouble most of the game.
Ryan Anderson had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-1) and Gabe York added 10.
Providence will play third-ranked Michigan State (6-0) in the title game Sunday night.
Dunn picked up his fourth foul during a 22-9 run by the Wildcats that led to their biggest lead, 58-51. Anderson scored nine points in the spurt that was capped by York’s 3-pointer.
The Friars ran off eight straight to lead 59-58.
Anderson scored and York hit another 3 to give Arizona its last lead, 63-59.
That’s when Dunn started his scoring spree. Anderson’s two free throws in the middle of it tied the game for the sixth and last time at 65-all.
Dunn hit a turnaround jumper for a 67-65 lead, and his fastbreak dunk off Parker Jackson-Cartwright’s turnover sealed the win.
Neither team led by more than four points in the first half, when Dunn was limited to six points in 9 minutes because of two fouls. Arizona led 34-33 at the break on a jumper by Kadeem Allen.