COUNCE, JIM – Basketball – University of Arkansas – Fayetteville – 1975-1978: A member of Eddie Sutton’s first recruiting class, Counce was a four-year letterman from 1975-78. He was a starter in 1977 and 1978 and was usually designated to guard the opposing team’s best offensive player. Counce played in one of the most successful eras in Razorback basketball. The 1977 team went 26-2, including 16-0 in the SWC, winning the SWC regular season title and the SWC Tournament. In 1978, the Razorbacks posted a 32-4 record, repeating as SWC champions on the way to the NCAA Final Four. Counce later returned to the Arkansas bench as an assistant coach under Sutton in 1981 and 1982. During his coaching tenure, the Razorbacks won two SWC crowns and earned consecutive berths to the NCAA Tournament. Counce earned his BA degree in chemistry from Arkansas in 1979 and earned his MD degree from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in 1986.