Smith had well-deserved swagger

But throughout her career, she has often been overshadowed by other legends

Updated: September 12, 2013, 3:29 PM ET
By Heather Burns | ESPN.com

We stood in a hallway just steps away from the Final Four court in Atlanta.

It was 1993, and as a freshman at Ohio State, Katie Smith had led the Buckeyes to the national championship game. It was my first interview with her, and I mentioned that I'd likely get to see her play in person a few more times in college.

Her response? Something along the lines of, "Lucky you."

And that was Smith's swagger. She knew that she was good. Really good. ...

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