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PHOTO: Butler sends note to Creighton guard Mo Watson wishing him well

Marquette v Creighton

OMAHA, NE - JANUARY 21: Maurice Watson Jr. #10 of the Creighton Bluejays is comforted by head coach Greg McDermott before their game against the Marquette Golden Eagles at CenturyLink Center on January 21, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska. Watson is out for the season with an ACL injury suffered in their last game. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

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Creighton point guard Mo Watson Jr. was having the season of his dreams.

He was leading the nation in assists, he was playing at an all-american level and he was the engine of a team that was good enough to win the Big East and get to a Final Four.

And then he tore his ACL.

We’ve written plenty about what this injury means and why it’s such a brutal loss for Creighton - and college basketball in general. But we aren’t the only ones that recognized that. So did Butler, Creighton’s Big East rival, who sent this note to Watson:

“We were all saddened to learn about your knee injury,” the letter said. “You were such a tough player to prepare for and one heck of a competitor. The league will miss having you in it. We wish you all the best on a speedy recovery.”

The bluejays look like they’re on their way back to relevance, and they get a game at home this weekend against Xavier to prove it.