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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Smith had 24 points, Lou Williams scored 18 of his 21 in the second half, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-83 on Saturday night. Al Horford had 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Atlanta, which won for the ninth time in its last 10 games.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech freshman Robert Carter Jr. scored a career-high 19 points, and the Yellow Jackets used a late 9-0 run to rally past UNC Wilmington on the way to a 73-66 nonconference win Saturday night. Daniel Miller scored 12 points for Georgia Tech.

ATLANTA (AP) — R.J. Hunter scored 21 points as Georgia State broke open a close game with a dominant second half to defeat Southern Polytechnic 86-58 Saturday. There were four ties and seven lead changes in the first half, with the Panthers (5-4) leading 37-35 at the break.

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Townsend of Stockbridge, Ga., has become the first American girl in 30 years to finish No. 1 in the year-end world junior rankings. The 16-year-old Townsend lost to seventh-seeded Ana Konjuh of Croatia 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 Saturday in the semifinals of the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships in Florida.

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