At this point, it’s no longer newsworthy when Drake shows up at basketball games. From Raptors games to Kentucky games to Warriors games, he has become a fixture on the sidelines at big sporting events. But we have to make an exception today, because last night, Drake made an appearance at easily the most random college basketball game you’ll ever see him at—and fans at the game couldn’t believe it.

Apparently, Drizzy is good friends with Lamond Murray Jr.—the son of former NBA player Lamond Murray and the cousin of former NBA player Tracy Murray—who plays for Pepperdine. Murray Jr. averages about 15 points and five rebounds for the Waves and is one of the best players on the team. So when Murray Jr. & Co. hosted Pacific last night, Drake decided to support his friend by randomly showing up at Firestone Fieldhouse on the Pepperdine campus:

Obviously, no one was expecting Drake at the game. So when he walked into the gym and joined the 1,300 other people who were already there, Pepperdine fans were like…"Wait, WHAT?!" Just take a look at some of the tweets that emerged as Drake randomly strolled into the gym:

Those kinds of tweets continued throughout the game (and really, can you blame people for being surprised?). Drake opted not to sit courtside during the contest and instead found a seat near the top of the bleachers, but that didn’t stop people from turning their attention away from the game all night long:

Drake also brought some attention on himself when he did the "Hotline Bling" dance at one point:


#BallerAlert - spotted - #Drake at the #Pepperdine college basketball game yesterday

A video posted by Baller Alert (@balleralert) on Jan 8, 2016 at 4:57am PST

Fans who made the decision not to attend the game cursed themselves on Twitter for not showing up:

And of course, someone had to send out a “You at a Pepperdine game instead of working on Views From the 6?!” tweet:

Drake explained why he was at the game during this brief interview that featured him shouting Murray Jr. out:

And while Drake himself didn’t tweet from the game or throw up any images of himself at the game on Instagram, he did deliver a speech to the Pepperdine team. And surprisingly, he told them that he plans on attending their next home game on Saturday against St. Mary’s:


#Drake tonight at the Pepperdine Waves basketball game in Malibu.

A video posted by Word On Road (@wordonrd) on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:44pm PST

Think that game will be sold out?!

Stay tuned to see if he actually follows through on what he said and shows up to his second Pepperdine game (for the record, they're 1-0 with him in attendance after winning last night!). If he does, does it mean he’s officially got a new favorite college hoops team?

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[via Sporting News]