Bama tops third-rated Oklahoma

Mo Williams defends

After struggling in its two exhibition games, Alabama was really no one's favorite heading into its season opener versus Oklahoma. But at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York City, the Tide outclassed the third-ranked Sooners in front of a national television audience.

Alabama's Erwin Dudley reacts after scoring against Oklahoma in the second half of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York. Kevin Bookout of Oklahoma trails Dudley. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


Alabama's Earnest Shelton (5) defends against Oklahoma's Ebi Eri in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


Mo Williams, right, of Alabama is fouled by Blake Johnston of Oklahoma in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


Alabama's Erwin Dudley shoots over Oklahoma's Johnnie Gilbert in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


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