COLUMBIA, Mo. — No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State won three of the last four matches Friday night and defeated No. 5 Missouri 21-13 in Big 12 wrestling at Hearnes Center.
Jordan Oliver (149 pounds), Alex Dieringer (157) and Tyler Caldwell (165) all won by decision to help the Cowboys pull away for their 12th dual win of the season. A big surprise was the last match of the night, at 174 pounds. Missouri's No. 14-ranked Todd Porter scored a 9-1 major decision over top-ranked and previously unbeaten Chris Perry.
OSU (3-0 Big 12) only scored one bonus-point win, that coming at heavyweight. No. 3-ranked Alan Gelogaev pinned Devin Mellon in 4 minutes, 15 seconds. Missouri (10-2, 0-1) then won three consecutive matches to draw within 12-9.
The Cowboys continue a road trip at 2 p.m. Sunday against Iowa State (5-3, 1-1) in Ames. Missouri will host Oklahoma (4-5, 2-1) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
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