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October 13, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
Rico Hines, a senior guard, was suspended by UCLA for two games for disciplinary reasons involving an incident during preseason workouts. Hines will miss a Nov. 1 exhibition and the Nov. 9 season opener against Kansas. "I broke a couple rules. I wish it hadn't happened, but it did," Hines said. "I'll take my punishment like a man."
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March 20, 2002 | Steve Henson and Paul Gutierrez
The solitary shooter with "Hines" on the back of his jersey hit jump shot after jump shot Tuesday at Pauley Pavilion, oblivious to the throng of reporters converging on his Bruin teammates and coach. But it wasn't senior guard Rico Hines honing his shooting touch for the Sweet 16 game against Missouri on Thursday. It was redshirt Ray Young, and he wore the jersey as a tribute to his injured teammate. An MRI on Hines' left knee revealed a cartilage tear that will sideline him this weekend.
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December 16, 2000
The ball of confusion that is UCLA basketball was finally clarified when Steve Lavin was quoted in The Times [Dec. 13]: "But because he [Rico Hines] wants to coach, he's similar to a Cameron Dollar, a Sean Farnham, some of the other kids we've had in the program over the years who kind of understand the game." So that's it. Once every few years the Bruins actually have a player who "who kind of understands the game." I hope whenever that situation arises, Lavin is at least taking notes.
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March 16, 2002 | Steve Henson
With "Final Four" scribbled on his shoes, fifth-year senior Rico Hines played his best game of the season Friday, joining three freshmen and a sophomore on a UCLA reserve unit that blinded Mississippi with energy and intensity. Hines made his first three-point basket of the season, scored a season-high seven points and had two steals in 16 minutes. "I don't know if any of the guys knew I did it," he said of the shoe art.
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November 27, 1997 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Coach Steve Lavin jokingly referred to it as his "five-guard lineup" at a luncheon Wednesday, but UCLA will open the season against North Carolina with four guards and J.R. Henderson, a forward "who wants to be a point guard," Lavin said. Lavin announced that freshmen Baron Davis and Earl Watson, junior Brandon Loyd and senior Toby Bailey will start alongside Henderson.
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January 13, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Rico Hines, a part-time starter and a full-time team leader, will be sidelined four to six weeks because of a fractured right foot he apparently has been playing on for some time. A return closer to the six-week timeline, which the Bruins say is more likely, means Hines would have a couple of weeks to play before the postseason.
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January 13, 2002 | Steve Henson
UCLA had no complaints about the vocal, capacity crowd Saturday. OK, there was one complaint. When senior guard Rico Hines hustled from the bench to enter the game in the first half, he was booed. It did not go unnoticed. "Those people do not understand what Rico means to our team," Coach Steve Lavin said. "It's a tough town, we all know that, and I don't mind them getting on me, but a fifth-year senior, a great example like Rico Hines should be embraced."
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January 18, 2000 | By SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
There was no point in trying to hide it. "C'mon," Rico Hines said. "This definitely was not just another game." The weekend back home in North Carolina turned out to be everything Hines had hoped, bringing the chance for his entire team to meet his family for a dinner and for UCLA to beat the school he originally had wanted to attend. Bruins 71, Tar Heels 68, Hines 1. "I'd be lying to you if I said I didn't want to come in here and beat Carolina," the junior swingman said.
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February 22, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
A month and a half of waiting gave way to 41 seconds of playing at the end of a blowout Sunday against Syracuse, but Rico Hines was thrilled for that. "It was great," the sophomore swingman said after playing for the first time since Jan. 9 after being sidelined with a broken right foot. "Coach, he asked me early on how it felt. I said I was hurting. Then he came up to me at the very end and said, 'You don't want to play, right, because it's hurting?' I was like, 'No, put me in.
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January 16, 2002
Rico Hines is still experiencing headaches from a concussion he suffered early last week and is questionable for Thursday's game at Arizona State. The Bruins have won 10 of 11 since Hines, a guard, broke into the starting lineup. Freshman Cedric Bozeman will start if Hines does not. Bozeman, back for two weeks from a knee injury, probably will play more minutes than Hines even if the senior is healthy. Hines played against USC and Kansas last week, telling trainers he felt fine.
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March 16, 2002 | Diane Pucin
UCLA owns L.A. again. The weekend belongs to the Bruins, the cavorting, slamming, cramming, jamming Bruins who left skid marks on the backs of the Mississippi Rebels on Friday night in an NCAA West Regional first-round game at Mellon Arena. USC has been exposed and deposed. Pepperdine is a pleasant memory. Whoosh. Mississippi was left behind, an 80-58 loser, a cipher from almost start to finish, a team chosen by the NCAA to play patsy, to feed into UCLA's oh-so-certain opinion that it would, as usual, be UCLA once the tournament started.
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March 5, 2002 | Steve Henson
Rico Hines went nearly the length of the floor after making a steal against Oregon, rising up forcefully for a layup, the ball banking off the backboard and falling through the net. Anyone who didn't know better would believe Hines was good for several fastbreak baskets every game. In reality, it was only the 10th field goal of the season for the fifth-year senior guard who averages nearly 18 minutes a game.
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January 16, 2002
Rico Hines is still experiencing headaches from a concussion he suffered early last week and is questionable for Thursday's game at Arizona State. The Bruins have won 10 of 11 since Hines, a guard, broke into the starting lineup. Freshman Cedric Bozeman will start if Hines does not. Bozeman, back for two weeks from a knee injury, probably will play more minutes than Hines even if the senior is healthy. Hines played against USC and Kansas last week, telling trainers he felt fine.
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January 13, 2002 | Steve Henson
UCLA had no complaints about the vocal, capacity crowd Saturday. OK, there was one complaint. When senior guard Rico Hines hustled from the bench to enter the game in the first half, he was booed. It did not go unnoticed. "Those people do not understand what Rico means to our team," Coach Steve Lavin said. "It's a tough town, we all know that, and I don't mind them getting on me, but a fifth-year senior, a great example like Rico Hines should be embraced."
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January 15, 2001 | SAM FARMER
With 16 games remaining, the window of opportunity is closing fast for injured guard Rico Hines, a true senior who underwent knee surgery Nov. 1 and has yet to fully recuperate. He plans to participate in full-speed drills for the first time this week, then make a decision about whether he will come back this season. At the moment, he's leaning toward redshirting, especially because he has to serve a two-game suspension once he's ready to play.
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December 25, 2000 | SAM FARMER
Senior guard Rico Hines expected knee surgery to sideline him for six weeks. Almost two months have passed and he's still moving gingerly. "It's coming along much slower than I thought it would," said Hines, who estimates he's at 60% of full health. "But I feel a lot better than I did last week. It's getting better each week. Now that I'm on the court, I can see a little light." Well, Hines isn't exactly "on the court."
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February 12, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Rico Hines said he played at 65% Wednesday against USC, his first game back after essentially missing the previous five because of a sprained big toe, but no Bruin discounted the impact of the return of one of their emotional leaders. "It's not the same player yet, Rico-wise," forward Jason Kapono said. "But it's his fire, his spirit."
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January 14, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The Bruins flew in from Los Angeles Thursday. Rico Hines could have done it without the plane. More than a huge game for UCLA, which needs a strong showing Saturday against No. 13 North Carolina for credibility's sake, it's a career moment for the junior swingman and tri-captain from Greenville, N.C., needing to play well for sanity's sake.
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December 16, 2000
The ball of confusion that is UCLA basketball was finally clarified when Steve Lavin was quoted in The Times [Dec. 13]: "But because he [Rico Hines] wants to coach, he's similar to a Cameron Dollar, a Sean Farnham, some of the other kids we've had in the program over the years who kind of understand the game." So that's it. Once every few years the Bruins actually have a player who "who kind of understands the game." I hope whenever that situation arises, Lavin is at least taking notes.
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November 16, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
Nov. 9: **Kansas 99, UCLA 98 Nov. 10: **UCLA 97, Kentucky 92 (OT) Tuesday: CS NORTHRIDGE, 7:30 Nov. 29: UC SANTA BARBARA, 7:30 Dec. 2: Georgia Tech at Anaheim (Wooden Classic), noon Dec. 9: HAWAII, 5:30 Dec. 16: UC IRVINE, 7:30 Dec. 23: NORTH CAROLINA, 1 Dec. 30: at Purdue, 9 a.m. Jan. 4: *WASHINGTON, 7:30 Jan. 6: *WASHINGTON STATE, 3 Jan. 11: *USC, 7:30 Jan. 13: VILLANOVA, 1 Jan. 18: *at Arizona State, 5:30 Jan. 20: *at Arizona, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25: *OREGON STATE, 7:30 Jan. 27: *OREGON, 5 Feb.
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