With three starters in foul trouble, Providence had lost much of its firepower and the lead.
Arizona was on a big run, building a seven-point advantage, and Friars star Kris Dunn was on the bench for an excruciating 5-minute stretch.
Coach Ed Cooley turned to Dunn, telling him, "Yo man, you got us here, we're going to ride your coattails all year."
Dunn went back in, scored Providence's last 10 points and the Friars upset the 11th-ranked Wildcats 69-65 Friday night in the semifinals of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy.
"That was an exhausting, exhausting game," said Cooley, who was on his feet all game, swearing, berating and finally urging on...