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Saturday's Marquette women's basketball game had to be moved to the Fiserv Forum after a car crashed into the university's Al McGuire Center, its home arena, according to the university.

No one was injured in the crash, but university officials said they're assessing damage to the building at 770 N. 12th St. They moved the 2 p.m. game against the University of Illinois at Chicago to the new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. when a car traveling southbound on North 12th Street lost control and crashed into the Al McGuire Center. The car traveled into the building and down to the floor, a spokeswoman for the university said.

The driver, not affiliated with the university, was taken into custody by Marquette University police. It's believed that alcohol was a factor in the accident, according to the university.

It's not the first time a vehicle has plowed into the McGuire Center.

In October 2017, a car crashed into the entrance of the building, causing minor injuries to Marquette staff member.

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