Kris Dunn put on a show for the myriad of NBA scouts in the crowd at Titan Gym in Fullerton, California. Dunn was in foul trouble for most of the game, but he scored Providence’s final ten points and eleven of their last thirteen points to help lead the Friars to a 69-65 victory over the eleventh-ranked Arizona Wildcats.
Dunn exhibited it all. He showed the fadeaway jumper, the drives to the basket, the ball fakes, the passing, the dunking. It was all there on display in the final five minutes of the game.
Arizona held a 58-51 lead with 6:32 remaining in the game. Providence freshman guard Ryan Fazekas hit a rainbow three-pointer to spur the Friars’ comeback. Kris Dunn took it from there.
Kris Dunn finished with 19 points and 8 assists. Sophomore Ben Bentil followed up his 24-point performance against Evansville with 21 points against Arizona.
Providence advances to the finals of the Wooden Legacy to face off against the third-ranked Michigan State Spartans. The game will be televised on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. Sunday night. These two teams last faced each other in 2009. Michigan State is 3-0 against Providence.