Jordan Poole set career highs with 22 points and five 3s.
Zavier Simpson posted his first career double-double 14 points and a career-best 11 rebounds. He doubled his previous best with four 3s.
Charles Matthews scored from all over the court en route to 25 points, and Isaiah Livers came off the bench, played 21 minutes, and had 11 points and four rebounds. Providence, picked to finish third in the Big East, took the court right after Michigan and dominated the second half against South Carolina.
Down nine a few minutes into the second half, the Friars' freshmen pushed them to victory. David Duke had 20 points and A.
Reeves added Both were top recruits. Cooley is in his eighth season at Providence.
Michigan beat Holy Cross three days earlier. Michigan center Austin Davis, who had played sparingly early this season, injured his ankle Wednesday against Villanova and did not dress for Saturday's game.
Head coach John Beilein said after the game he did not expect Davis to play on Sunday Providence is against Michigan all-time, with the last win coming in the preseason NIT.