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“Heartbeat of the Team” Bufford steps up in C-USA Play

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MURFREEBORO, Tenn. — Walking up the ramp to practice in the Murphy Center, Justin Bufford carried himself like he always did. Full of energy, willing to help, ready to work hard that day at practice.

For the past couple of days in October, that meant sitting out and working on the side with trainer Reese Shivers, after Bufford had his knee feel off during a drill earlier that week. There was no swelling in the knee, but the feeling felt strange enough that Bufford had an MRI the day before. But still, the sophomore was optimistic, as he almost always was on the court.