Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/15/14
ATLANTA It's hard to lament the loss of something you never truly owned. And yet, in the wake of its 70-57 home defeat to North Carolina State on Sunday, Georgia Tech undoubtedly feels the sting of surrendering something more than just a hard-fought loss to a quality ACC opponent. In a nutshell, the Yellow Jackets have lost whatever power, or upper hand, they once possessed with the NIT selection committee. With two regular-season games (@ Miami, @ Boston College) and the conference tournament on the remaining docket, Georgia Tech (15-13, 5-11) still has a chance to upgrade its resume for the NIT powers-that-be. But now, without a signature win against the Wolfpack, the Yellow Jackets have painted themselves into a corner, likely needing wins over Miami, Boston College and one or two ACC tourney victories ... or a split against MiamiBoston College and then an upset-filled run to the ACC semifinals to secure a spot in the 32-team NIT field. Anything short of that may be too dic...
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