Missouri’s junior point guard cranked up the intensity Saturday night, scoring 27 points to lead the 19th-ranked Tigers to a 73-64 win over No. 6 Tennessee.
“They came out tonight saying, ‘We’re gonna go at it. ’” Pinson became the first opponent to score more than 20 points against the Volunteers this season.
Victor Bailey and Josiah-Jordan James each scored 12 for the Vols, who have lost their last two games.
Missouri turned the ball over 21 times in its loss to Tennessee.
Tennessee: Lessons learned from a blowout loss at Florida last week and Saturday’s tough game with Missouri should be put to use Tuesday at home against Mississippi State.