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Sharp-Shooting Blake Hinson Leads Pitt Past Edinboro in Exhibition Win, 92-53



Blake Hinson Pitt basketball dribbles a ball in a win over Edinboro.

PITTSBURGH – On Wednesday night, Pitt took down Edinboro behind a red-hot Blake Hinson in an exhibition contest at the Petersen Events Center, 92-53.

Hinson lit up the scoreboard in the first frame, hitting 10 of his 13 attempts, including five threes, en route to 28 first-half points. He added one more point in the second half for a total of 29 points, and also grabbed seven rebounds.

Pitt guard Nike Sibande contributed with 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting in Wednesday night’s win, which came exactly one year after it was announced that Sibande had torn his ACL. The redshirt senior looked comfortable shooting beyond the arch, hitting two of his four three-point attempts.

Marquette transfer Greg Elliott followed with ten points of his own on 3-for-8 shooting. The graduate student also hauled in six rebounds in the win.

Big man Federiko Federiko once again posted a double double, scoring ten points inside and grabbing ten rebounds.

As a team, Pitt hit 31 of its 66 field-goal attempts (47%), including 11 of its 34 three-point tries (32.4%). The Panthers grabbed 44 rebounds, including 18 offensive boards, in the win.

For Edinboro, Pittsburgh native Naim Miller led the way with a team-high 15 points on 4-for-8 shooting. Dominique Keyes followed with 11 points and ten rebounds in the loss.

Pitt has now wrapped up both of its preseason exhibition games, and looks ahead to the season opener on Monday, Nov. 7 against UT Martin. That game will tip off at 7 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center. 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

I went to the game and though Hinson looked really solid. He reminds me of a slightly more athletic Jamel Artis.

The Diaz twins definitely look pretty raw and they’ll have a lot do developing to do. They didn’t look lost or anything, just not hitting many shots.

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