Pitt senior guard Chris Jacobson is out for the season with a knee injury.
Jacobson, who expects to undergo surgery next week, will seek a medical hardship waiver and sixth year of eligibility. This is the second season-ending injury of his collegiate career (2007 preseason right knee injury).
"Chris Jacobson is one of the most respected people in our program and I know every player and coach feels disappointment for him that he'll miss the rest of the year," Pitt coach Todd Graham said in a statement. "Fortunately, we feel optimistic about his chances to receive a sixth year from the NCAA."
Cory King will start in place of Jacobson Saturday against Notre Dame.
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