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USA team excited to tip off college tour

Candace Parker, Sue Bird (Sportspagemagazine.com)

Three USA basketball players and the head coach held a teleconference Tuesday with the media the day before the team kicks off its college tour. The highlights: Lisa Leslie is excited to get back on the court, Coach Anne Donovan is happy to have her back, and Diana Taurasi appreciates Coach Pat Summitt's reminder to fans that the players have USA on the front of their jerseys.

The USA Senior Women's National Team convened this week – they've had two practice sessions with the 10-member squad – and plays its first game tonight against Maryland. The team plays at Connecticut on Friday and then will be in Knoxville this Sunday at 3 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena. The big news this week was the return of stalwart Lisa Leslie to the national team. She had missed...

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