K-State's Diarra out for undisclosed period of time due to hand injury

Kansas State guard Cartier Diarra (2) during an NCAA college basketball game between Kansas State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

(WIBW) - The Big 12-leading Kansas State men's basketball team must try to keep streaking without Cartier Diarra.

Bruce Weber announced on Tuesday that the guard has a hand injury that will need surgery, keeping him out for an undetermined period of time.

“Obviously I’m disappointed for Cartier and his family,” Weber said in a release. “He has worked hard on the court this year and I know he will work equally hard to come back strong. Our team has faced adversity many times this season and this is just another hurdle they must climb.”

Diarra did not make the road trip with K-State for the Wildcats' 71-64 win against Texas. The sophomore has averaged 6.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1 steal in 25 minutes per game this season.