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    The third part of our countdown of the top 101 players in the 101 seasons of the University of Louisville men’s basketball program. This is a look at players Nos. 71-80 (in reverse order). 

    80. Ron Hawley (1961-64) - The 6-foot-4 forward was the Cardinals' third-leading scorer (12.4 ppg) as a sophomore and their second-leading scorer as a junior and senior (13.3 ppg in both) for teams that went 44-31 (a 58.7 winning percentage) and made one NCAA Tournament appearance.

    79. Jason Osborne (1993-95) - The lanky and versatile 6-8 forward, a McDonald’s All-American from Male High, scored 706 points (10.7 per game) and grabbed 384 rebounds (5.8 per game) in his brief career. As a freshman Osborne led Louisville in assists (4.1 per game) while ranking third in rebounding (6.1 per game) and fifth in scoring (9.6 ppg). As a sophomore he was second on the squad in rebounding (5.6 rpg) and assists (3.1 per game) and third in scoring (11.8 ppg). The Cards went 47-20 (a winning percentage of 70.1) in his two seasons, which were highlighted by this assist and a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 his freshman year.

    78. Henry Bacon (1969-72) - The 6-3 forward scored 976 points (11.2 per game) in his three-year career. He averaged 10.8 ppg as a sophomore, 12.1 as a junior and 10.7 as a senior. The Cards went 64-23 (a 73.6 winning percentage) in his three seasons, which were highlighted by a trip to the ‘72 FInal Four.

    77. Glenn Combs (1946-50) - The 5-11 guard ranks 58th on the all-time scoring list (1,071) as he averaged 10.4 points per game. He was the team’s second-leading scorer as a junior (11.1 ppg) and senior (13.5 ppg). The Cards went 90-33 (a 73.2 winning percentage) in his four seasons, which were highlighted by the ‘48 NAIB championship.

    76. Luke Hancock (2012-14) - The 6-6 swingman, who transferred from George Mason after his sophomore season, scored 766 points (10.1 ppg), made 131 3-pointers and shot 80.4 percent from the free throw line in his two-year career. He averaged 8.1 ppg and shot 76.1 percent from the foul line as a junior and 12.3 ppg and shot 82.9 percent from the free throw line as a senior. His junior year Hancock became UofL’s third Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four (joining Darrell Griffith and Pervis Ellison) thanks to his 22-point performance - highlighted by four straight 3-pointers - off the bench in the 2013 title game against Michigan. The Cards went 66-11 (85.7 winning percentage) in his two seasons, which, of course, were highlighted by the 2013 national title.  

    75. Tick Rogers (1992-96) - The 6-5 guard, who scored 841 career points (6.9 ppg), ranks fourth all-time in steals (222). Rogers registered UofL’s best theft game of all-time, recording 10 steals against Western Carolina on Dec. 5, 1994. Rogers, a late bloomer, was the team’s fourth-leading scorer as a junior (9.5 ppg) and a senior (10.7 ppg). The Cards went 91-41 (a 68.9 winning percentage) in his four seasons, which were highlighted by three trips to the Sweet 16.  

    74. Fred Holden (1965-68) - The 6-3 guard was the team’s second-leading scorer (13.8 ppg) as a sophomore, behind Wes Unseld, its third-leading scorer (13.6 ppg) as a junior, behind Butch Beard and Unseld, and its fourth-leading scorer (10.7 ppg) as a senior. The Cards went 60-22 (a 73.2 win percentage) in Holden’s three seasons, which were highlighted by two Missouri Valley Conference championships and two NCAA appearances.

    73. Alvin Sims (1993-97) - The 6-4 athletic wing ranks 60th on the all-time scoring list (1,057/8.3 ppg) and fourth in dunks (123, including this one). Sims thrived in his final two seasons, when he teamed in the backcourt with DeJuan Wheat. He ranked third on the squad in scoring as a junior (11.9 ppg) and second as a senior (11.3 ppg). The Cards went 95-41 (a 69.9 winning percentage) in his four seasons, which were highlighted by two trips to the NCAA’s Sweet 16 and one to the Elite Eight (his senior season).

    72. Terry Rozier (2013-present) - The 6-1 guard (pictured above) has enjoyed a star-making sophomore season, which will likely be his last in a Louisville uniform. Rozier, who is coming off a 25-point, seven-assist, five-rebound performance in UofL’s 66-53 win over Northern Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, is leading the team in scoring (17.2 ppg), assists (101) and steals (67) while ranking second in rebounding (5.2 rpg). In his two seasons, so far, Rozier has amassed 844 points (11.9 ppg), 292 rebounds (4.1 rpg), 168 assists (2.4 apg) and 67 steals (1.5 per game). The Cards are 57-14 (an 80.3 winning percentage) so far in his two seasons, which have been highlighted by back-to-back trips to the Sweet 16.

    71. Samardo Samuels (2008-10) - The 6-9 Jamaican center had two solid seasons before leaving prematurely for a not-so-prosperous NBA career. Samuels scored 942 points (13.5 per game), averaging a team-high 15.3 ppg as a sophomore; grabbed 412 rebounds (5.9 per game) and shot 54.9 percent from the field in his career. The Cards went 51-19 (a 72.9 winning percentage) in his two seasons, which were highlighted by an Elite Eight appearance his freshman year.

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    Photo courtesy University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Facebook Page

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