This week's sports highlights

dshirley@macon.comJanuary 27, 2013 

Keeping up the streak
The Mercer women’s basketball team looks for its seventh straight win at Northern Kentucky (7 p.m.).

High school basketball
Mary Persons hosts Howard in GHSA Region 2-AAAA play. The Mary Persons’ girls team has a two-game lead in the region standings, but they’ve already lost once to the Lady Huskies.

Others to watch: High school basketball (Central at Southwest, Westside at Perry, Peach County at Northside, Tattnall Square at Stratford, Westfield at Mount de Sales); College basketball (Georgia Tech at Clemson, 7 p.m., Fox Sports South).

An SEC winning streak?
The Georgia Bulldogs look to win their second straight game in SEC play when they host Auburn (7 p.m., Cox Sports TV).

Others to watch: Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks     (7:30 p.m., SportSouth).

Home dominance
The Mercer men’s basketball team looks to win its 11th straight home game at Hawkins Arena when it hosts Kennesaw State (7 p.m., 96.5-FM).

High school basketball
Rutland hosts Westside in GHSA Region 2-AAAA action. Westside’s boys held a Rutland team that was averaging more than 80 points per game to 56 in a Jan. 8 win. The Hurricanes are seeking some revenge and a tie for first place in the region.

Others to watch: High school basketball (Southwest at Peach County, Howard at Perry, FPD at Wilkinson County, Warner Robins at Houston County, Northside at Jones County, Mount de Sales at Tattnall Square, Westfield at Stratford).

High school basketball
Northeast hosts Central in a Bibb County rivalry game. Central is looking to avenge a six-point loss to its rival on Jan. 5.

Others to watch: College basketball (Georgia at South Carolina, 1:45 p.m.; Kennesaw State women at Mercer, 2 p.m.; Fort Valley State at Albany State-DH, 6 p.m.); Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks (7 p.m., SportSouth).

Super Bowl
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers face off for the NFL championship (6 p.m., CBS).

Others to watch: Virginia at Georgia Tech (3 p.m., ESPNU).

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