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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams has had reconstructive surgery on his right knee and will now begin a long rehabilitation period that could leave his status in question for the start of next season. Williams tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee in the Hawks' game at Brooklyn on Jan. 18, ending his season.

ATLANTA (AP) — Jasmine Hassell scored 15 points and Georgia overcame its second-half struggles to edge Auburn 61-58 Thursday night, giving the Tigers their seventh-straight loss. The Lady Bulldogs, coming off a win at Kentucky on Sunday, led 34-22 at halftime. Georgia made only 2 of 16 shots from the field in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has notified the school that he's interviewing with the New Orleans Saints. Athletic director Greg McGarity made the announcement Thursday. As part of his contract, Grantham must let Georgia know when he plans to interview for an NFL job.

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Langston Hall had a game-high 23 points and Travis Smith added 14, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds as Mercer downed Jacksonville 67-64 in overtime Thursday night. Mercer has won 12 straight at home in Hawkins Arena.

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