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Tisdale Leaves For USA Basketball Tryouts

Mike Tisdale, Bruce Weber (AP)

One man's misfortune is another man's opportunity. When Fighting Illini forward Mike Davis broke his ankle, it ended his dream of making the USA national team this summer. But teammate Mike Tisdale was chosen to replace him. He leaves Tuesday for Colorado and has two days to prove worthy of selection to the squad.

Illinois basketball coach Bruce Weber is on the committee that helps oversea USA basketball, and he says Mike Tisdale was selected to replace Mike Davis to try out for the national team in part due to his efforts and in part due to Tisdale's ability. "I guess it's one advantage of being on the committee. Both Mike Tisdale and Mike Davis were on the board when we met at the Final Four. And they...

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