Wise prevented a turnover by knocking a loose ball off a Stanford defender, giving the Wildcats another chance. The Wildcats gave the ball to Bayless who dribbled into the lane, but missed his pull-up jumper.
After grabbing the rebound, Fred Washington hit a pair of foul shots to seal the win.
The Cats were in the game despite an off night by Bayless and Budinger. Bayless was just 3-12 from the field, while Budinger was just 5-18 from the field.
Nic Wise tried to pace the Wildcats, he scored 13 points but missed the free throws and missed a fastbreak lay-up in the final minutes.
All told the Wildcats were a terrible 6-13 from the foul line.
Jordan Hill had first half foul trouble, but still finished with 13 points.
His Cardinal counterpart , big man Brook Lopez had 19-points to lead all scorers. He was the lone Cardinal in double figures.
Arizona shot just 37.5% from the field and a paltry 30.8% from behind the arc.