Arizona hoops is trending in the wrong direction following a brutal loss to Stanford Sunday evening in Palo Alto.

The Wildcats have now lost 3 of their last 5, with this latest being their worst of the 3. Arizona also fell to Purdue on December 16 and FAU on December 23, neither bad losses by any means, but far from where Tommy Lloyd and Co. want to be heading into the bulk of their Pac-12 schedule.

Stanford, which had lost its previous 2 games and sat at 5-6 on the season heading into Sunday’s matchup, completely outplayed the Wildcats, winning 100-82 in a sprint to 90. Kanaan Carlyle had an excellent game off the bench, dropping 28 points with 8 rebounds and 1 assist, also hitting 6 of his 8 3-point attempts. Spencer Jones also had a strong outing, finishing with 21 points and 4 rebounds.

The story of the game was defense for Arizona, or lack thereof. The Cardinal his an incredible 64% of their 3-point attempts (16-25) and shot 58.1% from the field, whereas Arizona hovered around 43%.

The Wildcats are now 10-3 on the season and await their next contest against Colorado, which is set for January 4.