Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something really weird usually happens.
What took place during Saturday night’s game between Marquette and Providence was out of the ordinary to say the least, as the game was interrupted and delayed several times by a flying bat.
Marquette won the game 81-71, but not before the bat terrorized the arena and on several occasions, caused players, coaches, officials and fans to duck for cover as it swooped by.
The game’s commentators originally mistook the bat for a sparrow, but then quickly realized what it was. For a portion of the the fourth quarter, all anyone could do was look for the bat and when it would come zipping by again.
Game personnel then began an attempt to trap the bat by throwing towels , but they were not able to snare it.
With just under eight minutes remaining in the game, Bradley Center officials turned out the stadium lights in an effort to get rid of the bat. When the lights were flipped back on after several minutes, the bat was not seen again, and the game was concluded, so apparently it worked.
It was certainly a bizarre scene that you have to see to believe, so check out the video above, courtesy of ESPN.com.