Pitt sophomore forward J.J. Moore will miss the season opener against Albany Friday due to a secondary violation of NCAA rules. Moore, who was expected to be the starter at small forward, is eligible to return to the lineup for Pitt's game against Rider Sunday night.
Sophomore Lamar Patterson will take Moore's place in the lineup. Moore compete in an unauthorized summer basketball league game this summer outside of Pittsburgh.
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