As Cashmere Wright faded away from the baseline for a 12-foot jump shot over Alabama's seven-foot center Moussa Gueye, it was hard to imagine the Bearcats finally hitting a game-winner.
When the ball lofted through the air and fell perfectly through the net, the celebration was on.
After struggling for most of the second half, Cincinnati scored the final four points of the game in a 58-56 victory over previously unbeaten Alabama.
With the win, the Bearcats move to 7-0 on the season and should see a drastic climb in the rankings.
In all my years of watching Cincinnati basketball, it is hard to remember a buzzer-beater like this one. There is of course, the Melvin Levett dunk with one second remaining to knock off No. 1 Duke in the Great Alaska Shootout.
Other than that, good luck finding a moment like the one 10,155 fans at Fifth Third Arena witnessed on Saturday afternoon.
Over the years, the Bearcats have found themselves on the losing end of such shots. So to say most fans expected the shot to roll off the rim is not because they were not rooting for it to go in, but because they had never seen it happen.
When it fell in, the building erupted.
The team was once again led by the "Three Amigos." The trio continues to show why they're one of the best backcourts in the country.
Both Cashmere Wright and Sean Kilpatrick became members of the 1,000 point club. Wright finished the game with only eight points, but the game-winner was the difference.
Kilpatrick and JaQuon Parker each had 13 points. This was certainly not the best showing by the trio, but when it counted these guys came up big.
If they continue doing that all season long, the sky is the limit for this very talented squad.
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