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Blake Hinson Erupts Offensively in First Half to Eclipse 1,000 Points at Pitt

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Pitt forward Blake Hinson

PITTSBURGH – Blake Hinson delivered a half for the ages offensively against Louisville inside the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Hinson entered the game 12 points away from 1,000 in a Panther uniform. He easily eclipsed the milestone with 7:03 remaining in the first half but didn’t stop there.

The lone Pitt senior put on a shooting clinic. He couldn’t miss. Hinson could have shot from Mars or the Moon, the school district or the planet, and had a chance to find the bottom of the hoop.

Hinson scored 27 points on 9-14 shooting in the first half, including 5-8 from three and 4-5 at the free-throw line.

He scored his first 22 points on 7-9 shooting and 4-6 behind the arc. When the final buzzer sounded to close the first half, Hinson sat two points shy of tying his season high of 29 points scored in the Backyard Brawl at West Virginia on Dec. 6. His previous season high as a Panther came in his first game at Pitt, scoring 27 against UT Martin and against Clemson this season on Dec. 3 before scoring 29. 

Pitt entered the night tied for 5th in the ACC (7-6) and on a four-game winning streak, the best of any conference team. The Panthers led the Cardinals 37-27 at the break.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Cignetti & Friends
1 month ago

You guys didn’t do your research to tell us if that was a one half scoring record at Pitt or not.
Jamel Artis had 43 in a game in 2017 and the great Don Hennon had 45 points in a win over Duke in 1958 or so.

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