TUCSON, Ariz--The sixth-ranked Washington State Cougars lost tonight 76-64 at Arizona as the sharp-shooting Wildcats made a dozen 3-pointers in 21 attempts.
The Cougars were tagged with only their second loss of the season, dropping to 16-2 overall and 4-2 in the Pac-10.
Jerryd Bayless scored 23 points and Chase Budinger had 22 for the Wildcats, who improved their record to 13-6 and 3-3 in league play.
Kyle Weaver and Aron Baynes scored 15 points each for the Cougars. Leading scorer Derrick Low was 2-of-9 from the field and didn't have a basket until 2:38 remained.
After opening the season with 14 straight victories, the Cougars have lost two of four, with the other loss coming at No. 8 UCLA on Jan. 12.
Midway through the second half, Arizona took command with a 10-2 run. After Jordan Hill blocked Weaver's shot into the seats, Wise hit a pull-up 3 to give the Wildcats a 47-38 lead. The Wildcats blew the game open with a 9-0 run that made it 68-50 with 6 minutes to go.
On Saturday, Washington State visits No. 24 Arizona State. Click here to hear the Cougars talk about the game.