Alabama to face Kansas State in Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Anthony Grant's first Alabama basketball
team will face Kansas State in December at the Coors Classic in

The game will highlight a doubleheader on Dec. 19 at South
Alabama's Mitchell Center.

South Alabama will also meet UAB. The Blazers and Jaguars have
played 40 times but haven't met since New Year's Eve in 2004.

Alabama's Grant is friends with Kansas State coach Frank Martin,
a fellow Miami native.

The Crimson Tide is 3-0 in Coors Classic appearances, the most
recent coming against Southern Miss in 2006.