This week's sports highlights

dshirley@macon.comJanuary 6, 2013 

TUESDAY
Hawks hit the road
The Atlanta Hawks travel to Minnesota as they try to snap a two-game losing streak (8 p.m., SportSouth).

Others to watch: High school basketball matchups (Jones County at Northside, Rutland at Westside, Perry at Howard, Windsor at CFCA, Macon Area Christian at Mount de Sales).

WEDNESDAY
SEC opener
The Georgia men’s basketball team heads to Florida for its first SEC game of the season (7 p.m., Cox Sports TV).

Others to watch: Georgia Tech plays at N.C. State, 8 p.m., ESPN3; Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m., SportSouth).

THURSDAY
Florida road trip
The Mercer men’s basketball team looks to rebound from its loss to Kennesaw State with a game at North Florida (7:30 p.m., 96.5-FM).

Others to watch: The GHSA dual wrestling tournament begins at the Macon Coliseum.

FRIDAY
High school basketball
Several Middle Georgia matchups dot the area schedule, including Mary Persons at Veterans, Perry at Rutland, Crawford County at Northeast and West Laurens at Howard.

Others to watch: The GHSA dual wrestling tournament continues at the Macon Coliseum; Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m., SportSouth).

SATURDAY
ACC home test
Georgia Tech returns home for an ACC contest against Virginia Tech,   2:30 p.m., WGXA-ABC.

Others to watch: College basketball (Mississippi State at Georgia, 1:45 p.m., WGXA-FOX; Mercer at Jacksonville, 3:15 p.m., 96.5-FM); NFL playoffs (Baltimore at Denver, 4:30 p.m., Sunday; Green Bay at San Francisco, 8 p.m., FOX); Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards, 7:30 p.m., SportSouth; The GHSA dual wrestling tournament wraps up.

SUNDAY
NFL playoffs
After earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons host the Seattle Seahawks, 1 p.m., FOX.

Others to watch: NFL playoffs (Houston at New England, 4:30 p.m., CBS); Women’s college basketball (South Carolina at Georgia, 1 p.m., Cox Sports TV; Georgia Tech at North Carolina, 2 p.m.).

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