"Powell revs up Illinois' offense" / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If anything, the Illini figure Powell might give them an added edge. You know, like he might have a line to a higher power. It's not as if this Illinois team needs much help. It's 37-1 and will set an NCAA record for single season victories if it wins tomorrow night. But who's going to complain about a little extra boost?

Actually, that's not the best thing for Powell.

When the game ended, he raised two hands skyward and pointed toward the best part - the most influential figure in his life - just as he had after Illinois came back from 15 points down in the final four minutes against Arizona last weekend to make it to the Final Four.

No, not Illinois coach Bruce Weber.

You know who.