India Cricket Update: 
When we last met, prior to the great Winter Olympics buildup,India had fallen 
into the doldrums while on their Tour of South Africa.  If you recall, India 
had hosted Sri Lanka inDecember, with a full three Tests, three One Day 
International, and three 20Twentymatches, the last on Christmas Day. In the 
midst of that were the Virat Kohlinuptials, which were celebrated on a Villa in 
Tuscany, the grand party being onBoxing Day, with the team parting for South 
Africa still with the hangoversfrom the party, some probably still partying as 
they boarded the plane.  In any case their Tour of South Africa beganbadly, 
putting at risk their number one rating in the world rankings, andindeed, South 
Africa did command the first two Test matches convincingly, butfinally fell in 
the third test match. 

India put paid any rumors that they were exhausted from playand Kohli's 
parties, by besting South Africa in five of the six, practicallysweeping the 
series.  In the three T20Imatches, which concluded the series last week, India 
took two of three.  In the 6th ODI, Virat Kohli celebrated his35th ODI hundred. 
It is this time that South Africa receives no rest.  Australia, refreshed with 
some down timeafter their December trouncing of England in the Ashes series, 
arrived in SouthAfrica, to begin their 1st Test, this past Thursday, which 
continues thisweekend at Kingsmead, Durban.  Australialeads handily after three 
days of play. Meanwhile, England continues their tour of New Zealand.   

In the USA, in NCAA College Basketball, conferences arewrapping up their 
seasons this weekend, with some awarding ConferenceChampionships, most playing 
their regular season finale.  The Wildcats of Kentucky will visit the 
FloridaGators this morning, playing what will be a hard fought games at the 
ExactechArena. John Calipari's Wildcats look to extend their four-game winning 
streakin their SEC finale against Mike White's Gators. Kentucky's 66-64 loss 
toFlorida on Jan. 20 snapped a 30-game SEC home winning streak.   
The Xavier Musketeers will travel from their own friendlyconfines in 
Cincinatti, to travel to Chicago, meeting DePaul at the WintrustArena in a Big 
East matchup.  Marin Maricand Tre'Darius McCallum head the Blue Demons seniors 
playing theirregular-season home finale against Chris Mack's Musketeers, who 
took the teams'first meeting 77-72.  The Crimson Tide ofAlabama will visit  
Texas A&M forplay at the Reed Arena. Junior center Tyler Davis and the Aggies 
look to avengetheir worst loss of the season in a rematch against Alabama. 
Freshman guardJohn Petty scored 18 points for the Crimson Tide in a 79-57 
drubbing earlier inthe season.   
The Blue Jays of Creighton University travel from Omaha toMilwaukee to take on 
Marquette at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Led by guardSacar Anim's 26 points, 
Marquette erased a 15-point second half deficit todefeat Greg McDermott's 
Bluejays 90-86 last month, and despite the GoldenWarriors' recent win over the 
Georgetown Hoyas, their play has been soinconsistent this season that the 
result is too difficult to call.   

Posted By Rex to SR at 3/03/2018 12:37:00 AM  

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