STARKVILLE, Mississippi (Ticker) -- Lawrence Roberts scored 24 points and Shane Power added 15 as seventh-ranked Mississippi State continued its recent mastery of Mississippi with an 80-56 rout.
Mississippi State (19-1, 8-1 SEC) recorded its sixth consecutive victory over its fellow Southeastern Conference school. The Bulldogs have not lost to Ole Miss at Humphrey Coliseum since an 82-75 setback on February 21, 1998.
Timmy Bowers contributed 14 points and Winsome Frazier had 12 for Mississippi State, which has won six in a row since its lone loss of the season to Kentucky on January 13.
The game drew a school-record crowd of 10,735 as the Bulldogs improved to 10-1 at home this season, their sixth consecutive season with double-digit home wins during the Rick Stansbury era.
Stansbury was not around for the end as he was ejected for the first time. He picked up his second technical with 14:55 left in the first half.
It started when Bowers was called for traveling while trying to go through a double-team. He was hit in the head and was down for about 30 seconds. After going to check on Bowers, Stansbury stared at referee Karl Hess and then screamed at him for not calling a foul.
"A lot of times I deserve the technicals I get and probably more, but I didn't deserve that second one," Stansbury said. "I have only received three 'T's' in my career. I then received two in two minutes."
While Stansbury put his team in a difficult situation, the outburst seemed to get his team going.
"I'm proud of the way our guys came out and played," Stansbury said. "I put them in a tough situation. The way they responded showed you what kind of team they are. They kept their composure after the first seven or eight minutes of the first half."
Mississippi State held a 31-29 lead at intermission but took control with an 11-2 run in the first six minutes of the second half. It limited Mississippi to 27 points in the final 20 minutes.
"We had our chances in the first half," Rebels coach Rod Barnes said. "Mississippi State is a very good basketball team and they played really well today. Early on we had our chances to create a lead and maybe change the tempo of the game but we let it get away from us."
The Bulldogs made 40 trips to the free throw line, converting 31. They scored 34 points off 23 turnovers by the Rebels.
Aaron Harper scored 16 points and freshman Todd Abernethy and Justin Reed had 10 apiece as Mississippi (11-9, 3-6) failed to pick up its first SEC road win of the season.