The school announced Moore's suspension on Thursday afternoon. Prior to playing in the unauthorized game, Moore was not aware it was impermissable. The violation carries a mandatory one-game suspension. He will be able to return to action Sunday when Pitt hosts Rider at 6 pm. The suspension opens the door for sophomore Lamar Patterson to start at forward. Moore started Pitt's first two exhibition games, averaging 8 points and 0.5 rebounds a game. Patterson led Pitt with 22 points in a win over Kentucky Wesleyan on Monday night.
Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon is not expected to comment on the matter, until after Pitt's 2011-12 opener with Albany on Friday night.
Moore played in 23 games as a true freshman last season, averaging 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds a game.