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Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 10/30/14

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During Monday’s men’s basketball tilt between the Texas Longhorns and Vanderbilt Commodores, a bat made its terrifying presence felt at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

The bat swooped down on and scared the bejeezus out of Longhorns center Cameron Ridley (viaGIFSection.com):

But thankfully, as they are wont to do, cheerleaders saved the day as the gals allegedly summoned the courage to corral the winged beast (via The Dagger):

Fantastic. Gotta hand it to the cheerleaders. Well done.

As Sporting News notes, this isn’t the first time a bat has disrupted a college basketball game. In January, another member of the winged mammal species descended upon and wreaked havoc during a Marquette-Providence game:

Further, a bat disrupted an Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field last August. Those crazy critters, always causing problems.

For what it is worth, the Longhorns did defeat the Commodores by a score of 70-64. Perhaps Texas was motivated by the display of bravery exhibited by the cheerleaders.

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