"The ball could have bounced a different way a couple times, but Oregon is Oregon," he said. "They're a top 10 team, and they were picked to win their league. Cal State Northridge has a good program. So I knew that when we scheduled the games. I wanted it to be a challenge and it certainly was that. We had lost games before we went on our last winning streak. So I can't get caught up in that. What you're trying to prepare yourself for is the conference and preparing for March. What I always tell people is you want to be better in October than you were in September, better in November than you were in October, better in December than you were in November, and I think we are. It might not necessarily be reflected in the record, but it will hopefully produce a better conference record."