Tigers Get Revenge in Rematch Against Tennessee
COLUMBIA -- Tennessee throttled the Missouri women's basketball team in Knoxville last month. It turned out that a change in scenery was all the Tigers needed Sunday afternoon, though.
Robin Pingeton and the Missouri Tigers were angry.
"This is our house and we want to protect it," Sophomore Morgan Eye said.
That's because in January the Tennessee Volunteers gave Missouri a rude welome to the SEC.
Missouri had 22 turnovers in an 84-39 embarrassing loss in Knoxville against one of the nation's best.
In the rematch in Columbia on Sunday it was time to see how Missouri would respond.
"You're either going to surrender, or roll up you sleeves and go to work," Pingeton said.
That's what the Tigers did as they stayed true to their style, raining threes in a flawless second half.
It was all part of an 80-63 romp over the nation's ninth ranked team.
Morgan Eye hit six threes. She now has made more threes this season than any other Tiger in program history.
"I had no idea until now. I mean I guess that's kind of, I don't know. I take the win over any personal stats, any day. The win was just kind of, amazing," Eye said.
It was a 62 point swing going from a 45 point loss to a 17 point victory.
"They played a great game. And you just cannot be average. I don't care who you play, where you go, you cannot be aveage. And we were below average today. And it was a result of what they did and how hard Missouri played," Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick said.
Part of it stemmed from their fiery head coach as Pingeton picked up a technical in the middle of the first half.
"I felt a rise in my blood pressue!" Pingeton said.
After a signature victory like thise those blood pressure levels surely went down eventually.