COLUMBUS, OHIO, FEB. 17 -- The play is called "wide right." No. 2 Ohio State beat Wisconsin with it Thursday when Mark Baker drove the lane and scored with one second left. Today, the Buckeyes used it to tie No. 4 Indiana at the end of regulation on a driving shot by Jim Jackson, then used it again to beat the Hoosiers, 97-95, in the second overtime on a short baseline jumper by Treg Lee off Jackson's assist.

"You just try to put everybody on the baseline so they can't help but support the defender on the basketball," Ohio State Coach Randy Ayers said. "When they do, there has to be an open man."

At the end, after the Buckeyes inbounded with :07 left, Lee was the open man. When a driving Jackson ran into an Indiana roadblock at the top of the key, he fired the ball to Lee for an eight-foot shot with two seconds left.

Indiana missed a desperation shot at the buzzer, and so ended its six-game winning streak, stretching Ohio State's to five and giving the Buckeyes their second season sweep of the Hoosiers since Bob Knight took over as Indiana coach in 1972. The Buckeyes (22-1, 12-1) now lead the Hoosiers (22-3, 10-2) by 1 1/2 games atop the Big Ten.

"I wanted to get the ball to the basket, that's the most important thing," Jackson said, "and if they double up, somebody has to be open, which Treg was."

Lee, who also had the tying basket in the first overtime, could see the play developing. "When the defenders converged on Jim," he said, "I just stepped to the baseline and he got me the ball."

The Hoosiers called time out with two seconds left, then called another at :01 after Jamaal Meeks inbounded to Damon Bailey near center court. Meeks then inbounded to Pat Graham, who missed an off-balance 40-footer. The Buckeyes, who had trailed by five points entering the final minute or so in regulation, were home free.

"They were behind, we had chances, and in that context, I think they were deserving," Knight said. "They made the plays they had to to take the game back to a point where they could win it. We really didn't."

Time after time, Jackson made the plays. The 6-foot-6 sophomore has been the team's leading scorer all season, but he assumed even more responsibility because point guard Baker went down with a sprained right ankle with 11:13 remaining in the first half. Jackson ran the offense the rest of the day. He finished with a career-high 30 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists, hitting 12 of 21 shots.

"I thought Jimmy {Jackson} really held us together," Ayers said. "When Baker got hurt, he assumed a lot of the ballhandling responsiblity and just really stepped forward and showed why he's the great player that he is."

Calbert Cheaney and Bailey did likewise for Indiana. Cheaney, a 6-6 sophomore, hit for 26 points before he fouled out with 20 seconds to go in regulation. Bailey, the touted freshman guard, took over and scored seven of the nine Indiana points in the first overtime. Bailey also had five points, including one of his three three-pointers, in the second overtime and finished with a game-high, career-best 32 points.