Here at BN, we've never been believers in "moral victories". While there were a lot of positives to take away from the game, and some good signs to point to going forward, a loss is still a loss, and this one to Kansas drops the Bruins to .500 six games into the season. Looking forward, the only remaining chance UCLA has to gain an impressive nonconference win is against BYU in a couple of weeks in the Wooden Classic, and that is cause for concern. It isn't likely that our conference schedule will be impressing anyone. As an example of conference strength (or lack thereof), the Pac 10 is down 0-4 in the Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Series. Also consider this: The Pac 10's premier win as a conference is probably Cal's victory over then #20 and now unranked Temple. That's the same team that put up 5 points in an entire half against Notre Dame. It's safe to say that the conference will not get respect when it's time to fill out the brackets, nor will it deserve it at this rate.