Oregon's E.J. Singler (25) and Duke's Kyle Singler embrace before the start of Saturday's game at the Rose Garden in Portland.

Rose Garden Reunion

PORTLAND — Kyle Singler had 30 points and five rebounds to lead No. 1 Duke to a 98-71 victory over Oregon in a homecoming game Saturday against his little brother E.J at the Rose Garden.

The game was dubbed by one fan as "The Singler Mingler." It was the first time the brothers have played against each other. The two starred at South Medford High School and won a state title in 2007 when Kyle was a senior and E.J. a sophomore.

The Blue Devils open 6-0 for the fourth straight season, and 18th overall, under Mike Krzyzewski. The win extended Duke's winning streak to 16 games.

E.J. Singler, a sophomore forward, scored 14 points, all in the second half, for Oregon (4-2).

Kyle Singler was named the most outstanding player of last year's Final Four, leading the Blue Devils to the national championship.

He opened scoring with a fall-away jumper and Duke never trailed. His 3-pointer midway through the first half put the Blue Devils up 20-7.

Duke went up 31-12 in the first half on Miles Plumlee's alley-oop dunk. The Ducks narrowed it to 33-23 late in the first half, but Duke led 40-25 at halftime.

E.J. Singler had two fouls and no points on only three shot attempts in the first half.

The younger Singler was averaging 11.6 points and 5.2 rebounds going into the game.

E.J. Singler was lured to Oregon by longtime coach Ernie Kent, an alum who was dismissed after the team finished 16-16 last season. The Ducks replaced Kent with Dana Altman, who spent 16 seasons at Creighton.

Kyle Singler hit a 3-pointer to give the Blue Devils a 52-31 lead early in the second half as Duke put it out of reach of the outmatched Ducks. Nolan Smith's fastbreak layup gave Duke a 61-31 lead.

Kyle Singler said Krzyzewski suggested a West Coast game last year and the elder Singler suggested he'd like to play his little brother.

The elder Singler went to Duke the same year that Kevin Love, another Oregon prep star, decided to attend UCLA.

While Love went to the NBA after only a year with the Bruins, Kyle Singler has remained at Duke, where he's averaged 15.8 points and 6.8 rebounds over his career.

This season the elder Singler was averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who were coming off an 82-68 victory over No. 4 Kansas State.

The Ducks were led by Joevan Catron with 18 points and eight rebounds.

Smith added 18 points and six rebounds for Duke.

It was the first meeting between the schools. The game was well attended by Duke fans, and many of those at the game sported the gear of both teams.

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