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Mike Tisdale Back From USA Tryouts

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Mike Tisdale returned to campus after a tryout for the USA basketball team in Colorado Springs. He will not be participating in the World University Games this summer, but the experience was valuable for him nonetheless. He can use that experience to improve his game and help his Illini team have a good upcoming season.

Illinois coach Bruce Weber is on the committee that helps decide the roster for the USA teams. Speaking on WDWS radio Saturday, he said Mike Tisdale was competing against a talented group of frontliners. "Actually, he played really well. I think what happened was the other big men were really good. The World University team is a very good team." Weber described the frontline talent assembled...

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