STARKVILLE, Mississippi (Ticker) -- Returning home turned out to be a cinch for No. 24 Mississippi State.
Lawrence Roberts scored 25 points and Winsome Frazier added 24 to lead Mississippi State to a 104-80 rout of Florida A&M.
The Bulldogs (10-2) were coming off a tough road victory at Xavier on Saturday, 80-74, to win their third straight overall and extend the nation's longest road winning streak to 14 games. In doing so, Mississippi State avenged a loss in the second round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament.
The duo of Frazier and Roberts helped put this one out of reach in the first half, combining for 32 points on 10-of-15 shooting.
Roberts, who finished with nine rebounds and three steals, added a three-point play 5:40 into the second half, capping a 16-8 run for a 68-44 advantage.
Frazier has been an outstanding outside threat in Mississippi State's last three games, averaging 18.0 points and connecting on 10-of-14 3-pointers.
"When you make shots everything goes much better," Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury said about Frazier's long-range shooting. "Those were some good shots; a lot of them were through penetration or ball reversal. Frazier is much better when he catches that thing in rhythm."
Shane Power scored 18 points with four 3-pointers and sophomore Gary Ervin notched a career-high 14 assists against two turnovers for the Bulldogs, who recorded their most points in a game since beating Auburn at home, 105-91, on March 6, 2004.
"When that young man (Ervin) looks to pass like that, we become much better basketball team," Stansbury said. "I thought he grew up as a point guard. I thought he was a point guard for the first time in his career tonight."
Tony Tate scored 17 points and Darius Glover added 15 for Florida A&M (2-6), which was pounded on the boards by the much bigger and athletic Mississippi State, 45-24.
Reserves Jonathan Kelly and O.J. Sumter scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, for the Rattlers, who fell to 0-4 against ranked opponents this season.
"I was proud of the way our kids played for most of the game," Florida A&M coach Mike Gillespie Sr. said. "I certainly wish we could have been more competitive down the stretch. That's why they're called guaranteed games."