Monday, March 18, 2002
Logan's tough day doesn't diminish career
By Michael Perry firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cincinnati Enquirer
PITTSBURGH When the final buzzer sounded, Steve Logan headed straight for the locker room. The UC senior untucked his jersey and put a piece in his mouth. His hands covered his head briefly, and he quickly slapped hands with Matt Barnes, the one UCLA player to cross his path.
I prepared myself for this just like the other side, Logan said. If we were to win the game, I prepared myself for that. This is reality. This is what it's all about, winning and losing games. I'm on the other side of things right now. It's a tough feeling. I hate this feeling, but I'm not going to kill myself.
Logan scored 18 points and had seven assists in his final game. He was just 6-of-18 from the field and 2-of-7 from 3-point range, with one of those coming with 1.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime.
The Cleveland native was 1-of-6 shooting with two points in the first half. Before his 3 at the end, Logan's last basket came with 4:38 left in regulation.
They had two guys on me everywhere I went, he said. I admit I got some shots I should've made, but when you've got two guys chasing you everywhere you go, somebody's open and somebody's got to make shots besides me.
Logan finished second on UC's all-time scoring list with 1,985 points, second in assists (456), first in games played (135), first in career victories (111), third in 3-point field goals (258), second in 3-point attempts (682) and first in free-throw percentage (.873).
I gave it my all, personally, he said of Sunday's game. I went out there and played. Shots didn't go my way, but I got guys involved and played great defense. I left it out on the court. I don't feel ... that I let this team down.
NUMBERS: UC had a 52-46 rebounding edge. It had been 21-0 when it outrebounded opponents ... UC's 31 victories are a school record.
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