A college basketball game in Milwaukee was delayed by a swooping bat that got into the arena and dive-bombed the court.

During the second half of the game between Providence College and Marquette University, the flying critter came down from the rafters and caused chaos, swooping down and around players and coaches.

One of the coaches swatted at the bat with a clipboard, while players from both teams tossed towels at the animal.

Fans started tossing jackets and articles of clothing at the bat from the stands, all of it missing and littering the court.