Wrestling | Penn State hands OSU Big Ten loss

The Columbus Dispatch
Sammy Sasso of OSU goes up against Yahya Thomas of Northwestern in the 149 pound weight class February 9, 2020 at the Covelli Center. [Eric Albrecht/Dispatch file photo]

Penn State scored 14 consecutive points and the second-ranked Nittany Lions defeated Ohio State 20-16 on Saturday night in a Big Ten showdown in State College, Pennsylvania.

Malik Heinselman, Sammy Sasso and Quinn Kinner won decisions to give Ohio State a 9-6 lead at the break, but Mark Hall pinned Kaleb Romero and Vincenzo Joseph and Aaron Brooks each earned major decisions to propel Penn State to a 20-9 lead.

Kollin Moore and Gary Traub picked up the final seven points for the sixth-ranked Buckeyes, who will now prepare for the Big Ten tournament, which begins March 7 at Rutgers.