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Rico Hines Suspended For First Two Games For Violating Team Rules
By: UCLA Athletics

Oct. 12, 2000

UCLA senior Rico Hines has been suspended from the Bruins' first two games of the 2000-2001 season for a violation of team rules, UCLA head coach Steve Lavin announced today.

Hines will not play in UCLA's exhibition opener in Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday, Nov. 1 vs. Team Concept. He will also miss UCLA's regular-season opener, a Nov. 9 meeting with Kansas in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament is a two-day (Nov. 9-10) affair. On Nov. 9, UCLA plays Kansas and Kentucky faces St. John's and on Nov. 10, the loser's and winner's bracket games will take place. Hines can return to the Bruin lineup on Nov. 10. He will be allowed to participate in the Bruins' daily practices (UCLA opens practice on Saturday, Oct. 14).

From Greenville, NC, Hines has appeared in 72 games during his three-year Bruin career, starting 15 contests and averaging a career 12.8 minutes a game. As a junior last season, he appeared in 29 games with seven starts. He averaged 14.7 minutes, 3.4 points, and 2.1 rebounds.

"Rico broke a team rule and will accept the consequences for his actions," Lavin said. "He has been a team leader for us over the years and he knows what it means to learn from your mistakes. "

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