The effect came in the form of a night of 31.4 percent shooting for Washington State (9-16, 2-11) including a 31 percent performance from 3-point range.
The Cougars have now dropped seven of their last eight conference games.
After a career outing in Wednesday's overtime loss to Cal, DaVonté Lacy scored just 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting from the field. His offensive struggles came primarily from long range as he was 3 of 10 from distance.
"I just missed shots," Lacy said. "At the end of the game I had three or four wide open shots. Stanford was a good team; they're really long and they're athletic, so when they switch the ball screens, it was hard."
Bone said Stanford's (16-8, 7-5) physicality on those screens forced them catch the ball further away from the basket, and at times when they managed to find a driving lane, the rim protection thwarted their attempts.
D.J. Shelton also struggled to mimic his big numbers from Wednesday's loss. He shot 2 of 14 from the field and 1 of 8 from three to finish with 11 points. Shelton, who entered the game as the Pac-12's second-most prolific rebounder, had only four boards in 34 minutes of action.
"D.J. made some nice moves and got in (the paint), and probably took one more bounce or one more step and tried to get a shot off, but they're quick enough and long enough to still be there," Bone said. "That's what bothers him."
The rebounding and somewhat of the scoring slack was picked up by Que Johnson, who led the team in both areas. He finished the night with 14 points and eight rebounds and shot 50 percent from the 3-point range (4 of 8).
Johnson said he has been working on his rebounding skills.
Stanford's Anthony Brown led scoring with 30 points on 8 of 10 shooting.
"He lit us up, from all areas," Bone said, "Free-throw line, 3- point, getting to the rim; he really put on a show."
Stanford jumped out to an early 14-4 lead and never looked back. In the second half, WSU cut the deficit to five with the help of a 14-5 run, but was unable not get any closer the rest of the game. The Cardinal shot just 6 of 22 in the second half but 27 free throws helped them pull away down the stretch.
"We did a better job of guarding them, knowing the personnel," Bone said of his team's second-half surge. "Early in the game there were little things that they are good at where we didn't shade certain areas or force them certain directions, where they exploited us."
Next for the Cougars is a road trip to the Oregons starting Thursday against the Beavers at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.