According to NCAA rules, a player is not eligible for a medical redshirt if he plays in 30 percent or more of his team's games. Cook played in 11 of 37 games, which seemingly would qualify him at 29.7 percent. However, the NCAA does not count NCAA tournament games and only counts one conference tournament game. So in the NCAA's eyes, Cook played in 11 of 32 games, or 34.3 percent.
The Panthers, with Cook, would have been my preseason choice to win the Big East. Not that they won't be tough without him.
Bad break for Pitt, worse break for Cook.