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‘He Shot the Ball Better Than Kevin Durant’: Quinn Slazinski on Pitt’s Blake Hinson



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Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

Pitt forward Blake Hinson scored 29 points on 9-of-15 shooting from three in an 80-63 win over West Virginia on Wednesday night. Hinson’s nine-threes earned him a program-high for the Panthers.

“He shot the ball better than Kevin Durant does,” WVU F Quinn Slazinski said about Hinson after the game. “We couldn’t have him get comfortable. We felt like we were there on a lot of shots. Some of the three-pointers he would shoot I would have the biggest smile on my face [because] that’s what we want. And then net.”

“9-for-15, people don’t even hit that when they’re wide open,” Slazinski added.

Hinson was most definitely not always wide open against the Mountaineers. Hinson was comfortable right out of the gates and WVU failed to adjust to Pitt’s leading scorer. Whether it was a shot from the logo or a contested fadeaway, it didn’t matter to Hinson.

“I’m always feeling it,” Hinson told the media.

Blake Hinson is now averaging 21.4 points and 5.1 rebounds through the first nine games of the season.

Pitt secured their first win in the Backyard Brawl in over a decade. The Panthers move to 6-3 while WVU moves to 3-5 as they’re scrambling.

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