A dog disrupting an American-George Washington basketball game. (Alex Flum on Twitter.) A dog disrupting an American-George Washington basketball game. (Alex Flum on Twitter.)

There have been a lot of cases of animals interrupting sports events, but many of those are in outdoor stadiums. It’s more unusual to see an animal invasion at an indoor arena, and more unusual still to see that from a seeming pet versus a wild animal. But a dog ran onto the court at the American Eagles-George Washington Colonials Division I basketball game Saturday, disrupting play:

That was quite the unusual moment. And it’s one of the strangest things we’ve seen with dogs in sports. But, as per DC News Now’s Alex Lum, this was Lucky the border collie, who was supposed to come out at halftime for a frisbee-chasing show:

In the end, American beat George Washington 69-64. Forward Johnny O’Neil led the way for the Eagles with a team-high 19 points off the bench (with a seven-of-17 mark on field goals), while adding six rebounds, a steal, and a block. Amongst the American starters, forward Matt Rogers had 16 points (on five-of-seven field goal shooting) and six rebounds, while guard Geoff Sprouse played a team-high 37 minutes and contributed nine points, four assists, three rebounds, and two steals.

After the victory here, American improved to 7-2 on the season, while George Washington fell to 5-4. The Eagles play in the Patriot League, while the Colonials play in the Atlantic 10. And the dog disruption here didn’t seem to have a major impact on the game, but it was still a notable occurrence.

[Alex Flum and Trilly Donovan on Twitter]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.