Butler Blue III back on the court Saturday

(Photo Courtesy: Butler Blue III Facebook Page)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A beloved mascot is expected to make his return to the basketball court during the Crossroads Classic.

Social media accounts for Butler Blue III, who also goes by the name Trip, say he will cheer on the Bulldogs during the matchup with the Hoosiers.

IU and the Bulldogs face off at Butler Saturday. Tip off is set for 5 p.m.

Trip has been recovering from a torn ACL for about two months.