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OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton hosts its second opponent of the week from the Mid-American Conference Saturday when Akron visits CenturyLink Center.The Zips could be the stiffest defensive test the No. 10 Bluejays have faced since playing then-No. 9 Wisconsin on Nov. 15.Akron is 6-1 with six consecutive victories since losing its season opener Nov. 12 to Youngstown State. While the Zips are averaging 80.1 points per game, theyre giving up just 62.7.Contrast that with the high-flying Bluejays offense that is averaging 92.0 points per game, the sixth-best total in the country through the first three weeks of the season.One of the more intriguing matchups will be how Creightons big men -- especially redshirt freshman Justin Patton -- fare against Akron senior Isaiah Johnson in the 7 p.m. CST game that will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2.Known as Big Dog, the 6-foot-10, 290-pound Johnson is the reigning MAC Eastern Division player of the week. Johnson is averaging a team-leading 15.7 points per game while shooting 67.7 percent (24-of-42) from the field.Johnson and Kwan Cheatham both are averaging six rebounds per game, and Johnson has blocked six shots.How Patton responds to the biggest big man hes faced in his young collegiate career will be a good way to measure how far the 7-foot Omaha North graduate has developed his game.Patton is averaging 13 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He has scored in double figures in every game of Creightons 7-0 start and, like Akrons Johnson, has blocked six shots this season.Teammates are seeking out Patton on the offensive end, as he has had 19 dunks with 11 of those coming on lob passes from guards Marcus Foster, Khyri Thomas and Maurice Watson.Watson has been efficiently running the Creighton offense from the point guard position. He is second in the NCAA this season with 59 total assists and an average of 8.4 per game. Watson leads the nations active players with 698 career assists, and hes also third in steals.Foster has been a big plus for the Bluejays offense after sitting out last season as a transfer from Kansas State. The 6-foot-3 junior from Wichita Falls, Texas is averaging a team-leading 18.3 points per game and passed the 1,000-career points milestone in Tuesdays win over Buffalo.Senior forward Cole Huff from Altadena, Calif., has a chance to join Foster in the 1,000-point club Saturday. Huff is just 17 points shy of that career achievement as he has scored 456 as a Bluejay after transferring from Nevada with 527 points.Both teams have relied on deep benches for their early season success. The Zips have had 15 different players log minutes this season; six of them are averaging 7.9 points per game. Antino Jackson is averaging 12.0 points per game to join Johnson with a double-digit average.Creighton has four players averaging double figures per outing. 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As in Vizag this week, England walked off the field in Ahmedabad in 2012 with a whopping defeat against our names - beaten by nine wickets - to go 1-0 down in the series. But there wasnt any panic in the group. I remember we had a relaxing evening on the roof terrace after the match, it was a good night. It wasnt a massive debrief, or anything, there werent any Churchillan speeches, but we just chatted as a group.Despite the margin of defeat, we had actually finished the match not feeling too bad about life. After being asked to follow-on we showed plenty of spirit - and skill - in the second innings and it made a huge difference, helping to instil the belief that we could play their bowling. It was nice to help set the tone with Alastair Cook and, as a team, we grew from there.We knew if we could keep India out there, bowling for longer and longer, that would take them out of their comfort zone and we felt they would crack before we did. I think we took them by surprise, they looked lacklustre at times. Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir were past their best. They had all the names, but Im not sure it was their best side.It is difficult to draw direct parallels between that England side and this one. In 2012, it was very much a ready-made team. If you look at the ages we were pretty experienced, even myself on debut had been around first-class cricket for a while. But as we did in that second innings in Ahmedabad, this England side have shown over the first two Tests of this series that they can compete with India.You have to get the India players out of their comfort zone, which is what we managed to do four years ago after the opening defeat. The pressure can quickly turn in their backyard. Questions are now being asked of Ajinkya Rahane despite what is a very impressive overall record. If England can keep forcing these questions to be asked it can escalate.There is one glaring difference and thats in the spin department which has been well-documented for a long time now. In Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar we had one of Englands great pairings. But Monty, who was magnificent in Kolkata and Mumbai, had not actually played the first Test where we went with three quicks alongside Swann and Samit Patel. However, it soon became apparent that two quicks and two spinners was the way forward. I remember standing at extra cover to Monty and you always felt in the game; it never felt like India had a plan to either him or Swann.This time, England again have to decide who their best bowlers are. There is an argument to say they need to play to strengths with an extra quick. They can still play two spinners, and Adil Rashids improvement on this tour - which has been one of the most impressive parts of the first two games - suggests he is now far less of a gamble to play as one of a pair. Zafar Ansari has found it tough, and what is really his role?Ive always believed you play your best bowlers, whether they be sspinners to seamers.dddddddddddd Only people in the camp can judge how individuals are going. How is Steven Finn bowling? He was superb in the Kolkata Test in 2012 but he can struggle, like many bowlers, coming in from the cold. He has played once in Bangladesh but has had precious little cricket since the English season. Still, a fourth quick - be it Finn or Jake Ball - could bring more value than a third spinner. There is talk of Gareth Batty, but if he was so good hed have been playing already.There is one element out of Englands control that they really need some luck with: the toss. You cant say it wasnt important in Vizag. You also saw, when England had the chance to bat first in Rajkot that they were able to put pressure on India.In 2012 we managed to win in Mumbai and Kolkata despite losing the toss and having to bowl first, bowling India out for 327 and 316 in the two first innings, but hand on heart Im not sure I can see that happening this time around. Im naturally positive about this England team, I believe its a very good team with some match-changing players - it certainly isnt beyond them to win a Test - but the toss is looking important. You could see the look in Cooks eyes when he lost it in Vizag because he knows the resources at his disposal.This is another big challenge for Cook the captain. I couldnt understand his use of Moeen Ali, for example, in Vizag. On the 2012 tour he was a raw captain - it was his first series as full-time skipper - but in Swann and Panesar he had two spinners he could basically put on and they did their job. For periods there wasnt a lot of captaining to do, and if needed Swann would help him out. This time he doesnt have that luxury.It was also very much Andy Flowers team. He would do more of the talking and led the intensity. But now its very different. Trevor Bayliss believes its Alastairs team and he runs things completely. The main thing that Trevor has brought to this England team - and youve seen it in the last two Tests - is the fight, attitude and commitment. Even when theyve been down in this series that hasnt wavered. The second innings with the ball in Vizag typified that. I think India would have struggled in the final innings on that surface. You can pick holes in England, but it wasnt easy.Its important to hold your team spirit together when things get tough. It was something we were conscious of in 2012 and I really dont think that will be an issue with this side. Its a very good environment. Alastair is very big on staying together, not becoming too individualistic.England can turn this around. I do not think this is a superstar India team. They are very good at playing from the front in their home conditions, but get them on the back foot and theres a vulnerability there to be exposed.As told to Andrew McGlashan Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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