Baylor top reserve Maston breaks hand, out until January

Baylor's Terry Maston, right, winces in pain in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Xavier, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Cincinnati. Xavier won 76-63. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

WACO, Texas (AP) No. 16 Baylor expects to be without top reserve Terry Maston until January after he broke his shooting hand in the Bears’ loss at No. 21 Xavier.

Schools officials said Maston, a 6-foot-8 senior forward averaging 11.7 points and 7.7 rebounds a game, will have surgery on Thursday.

With Maston out, the Bears are down to seven healthy scholarship players. They play No. 8 Wichita State at home on Saturday.

Maston was 7-of-9 shooting and scored 15 points in the first half of Baylor’s 76-63 loss at Xavier on Tuesday night. Maston suffered the injury early in the second half, and X-rays Wednesday confirmed his hand was broken.

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