From Tech's perspective...

This is how 'they' saw the game the other day:

Georgia Tech slipped against Kansas, but did not take a fall in the Associated Press Top 25. The Yellow Jackets maintained their No. 9 ranking after losing in overtime, 70-68, to No. 2 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday. Tech held a 16-point first-half lead, but the Jayhawks charged back to win.

It was the ideal tuneup for Tech, which begins its ACC play Thursday against Miami and follows that with a Saturday showdown with Virginia.

The Kansas game was also an excellent stage for point guard Jarrett Jack.

The 6-foot-3 junior scored 26 points, sinking 10 of 12 from the floor, en route to being named Monday's ACC Player of the Week. Jack at one point scored nine of Tech's 11 points, assisting on the other score with a pass for an emphatic Will Bynum dunk. Jack also recorded three assists, five rebounds and two steals.

He now leads the Jackets with an average of 14.3 points per game, and is converting 59.8 percent of his shots.

Those are the types of numbers that would soften the blow if guard B.J. Elder misses significant time with the hamstring injury sustained Saturday against Kansas. Elder did not practice with the team Sunday and Tech did not practice Monday. Elder's status for Thursday is still uncertain.

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