WATCH: Arizona Wildcats cheerleader ejected from game

Posted at 9:37 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 07:28:39-05

Regardless of the sport, the Arizona-Arizona State rivalry has had plenty of odd moments.

But this one? We're pretty sure it's a first.

In the second half of Thursday night's big basketball game between the No. 17 Arizona Wildcats and No. 25 Arizona State Sun Devils, a UA cheerleader was ejected by an official while ASU freshman Remy Martin was shooting free throws.

ESPN's Molly McGrath, who was standing next to the cheerleader during the ejection, said the man was "heckling and saying some inappropriate things," and was thus asked to leave.

As fate would have it, UA trailed ASU 50-47 when the cheerleader was ejected, but outscored ASU 30-20 the rest of the way to go on to defeat the Devils 77-70 in front of a sold-out crowd in Tempe.