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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Georgia sports news from The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, including a game-winning layup with 1:03 left helping the Memphis Grizzlies snap a five-game losing streak with a 96-94 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. The Hawks had three shots in the closing seconds, all of which misfired, including Andrew Harrison's block of Taurean Prince's attempt in the left corner with 1.2 seconds left.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Western Kentucky seeks to win bowl games in four consecutive seasons for the first time. Hilltoppers are one of eight FBS teams - along with Clemson, Georgia, Louisiana Tech, Stanford, Utah, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin - with wins each of the past three seasons. Georgia State is in the Cure Bowl for the second time in three seasons, aiming for the first postseason win the Panthers' eight-year history.

ATLANTA (AP) - Grambling is trying to win its second straight Celebration Bowl and finish off its season undefeated against FCS competition. The Tigers' only loss this season is to FBS opponent Tulane. North Carolina A&T won the inaugural Celebration Bowl in 2015 and wants to wrap up an undefeated season after winning the MEAC with an 11-0 record.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - FAU, Miami, Navy and Memphis are playing bowl games on their home fields, and five other teams will play bowls in their home states. That number could rise to six if Georgia makes the College Football Playoff championship game in Atlanta. While travel to a new and faraway place seems like a neat perk for many bowl-bound teams, those who get to stay home are seeing clear advantages as well.

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