The Bearcats led by as many as 13 in the first half, but cold shooting in the second half allowed the young Crimson Tide team to battle back all the way into the waning seconds of the game.
Cincinnati shot 39 percent overall and only 33 percent in the second half. But the defense was locked in, only allowing the Crimson Tide to shoot close to 44 percent and forcing 16 turnovers.
It took every bit of fight for the Bearcats to remain undefeated on the year. Once Alabama battled back, the second half featured five ties and nine lead changes, with the final one counting as the clock expired.