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Women's Basketball - Jan 29, 2015

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Kirkwood Coach Kim Muhl has given Kirsten Larson the green light to shoot a 3-pointer any time she wants. That's smart coaching. Larson broke the school record with nine 3-pointers and scored 27 points Wednesday night as the fourth-ranked Eagles spanked DMACC, 76-52, for their 14th straight win in an ICCAC conference game at Johnson Hall.

Larson, a sophomore from Belvidere, Ill., snapped the old school mark of eight triples by Diamon Beckford during the 2010-11 campaign. Larson drilled three triples in the first 65 seconds and hit her fourth with the game barely three minutes old as the Eagles (18-4, 6-0) jumped to a quick 19-4 lead.

 
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Men's Basketball - Jan 29, 2015

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Trey Sampson planned to play football at Wayne State University after he graduated from Xavier High School two years ago, but he changed his mind that summer and decided he wanted to play college basketball instead. Sampson made two pressure free throws with six seconds left in overtime to help the eighth-ranked Bears edge the seventh-ranked Eagles, 88-87, in a showdown for the ICCAC conference lead.

Sampson's two free throws gave DMACC an 88-84 lead, giving his team the space it needed to survive a 3-pointer by Kirkwood's Jordan Ashton at the buzzer. Sampson finished with 20 points, none bigger than the two points he scored at the end.

 
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Women's Basketball - Jan 22, 2015

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- IOWA FALLS, IA-- Kirkwood's Kim Muhl collected his 750th victory as the head coach of the Kirkwood women's basketball program Wednesday night with a 74-39 romp past Ellsworth in an ICCAC conference game in Iowa Falls. Muhl has compiled a flashy 750-139 record with six NJCAA Division II national titles in 26 years. His winning percentage is a gaudy 84.4 percent during that time.

True to his nature, Muhl downplayed the milestone. "It makes you feel a little older," he joked during the bus ride home. Muhl cast doubt on whether he'll keep coaching until he hits 1,000 wins. "I doubt it. I don't think I'll be around for 250 more wins," he said. He did not rule it out, however. "'I don't know' is a better answer," he said.