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Duke-UNC rematch headlines final ACC regular-season weekend

A look at things to watch this week in the Atlantic Coast Conference:

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Year after rule changes, men’s basketball back to old form

Ohio State head coach Thad Matta talks with an official during an NCAA college basketball game against Penn State, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in State College, Pa. Ohio State won 77-67. (AP Photo/John Beale)

CINCINNATI (AP) — One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the game, men’s basketball looks a lot like it once did.

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Portland’s Matthews ruptures Achilles, out for season

Portland Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews after injuring his left achilles against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 5, 2015. The Trail Blazers beat the Mavericks 94-75. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in Portland’s game against Dallas on Thursday night and is out for the season.

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McKissic leads Sun Devils to 67-62 win over Cardinal

Arizona State's Eric Jacobsen fights for a loose ball with Stanford's Chasson Randle, bottom, during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Patrick Breen)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — His face turning crimson, Arizona State coach Herb Sendek charged in front of the scorer’s table, raised his arms and screamed at the crowd to make more noise.

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Blazers win fifth straight with 94-75 victory over Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks'  Devin Harris, right, defends Portland Trail Blazers' Arron Afflalo during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mood was somber in the Trail Blazers’ locker room following their victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The win had come at a cost, with Wesley Matthews lost for the season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon.

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