STARKVILLE, Mississippi (Ticker) -- Mississippi State lost one streak Wednesday. Lawrence Roberts and Marcus Campbell helped the Bulldogs keep another intact Saturday.
Roberts and Campbell combined for 32 points as No. 15 Mississippi State cruised to an 80-55 triumph over Arkansas in a Southeastern Conference game.
Mississippi State (15-3, 3-1 SEC West) had the nation's longest road winning streak snapped at 16 Wednesday in a 64-63 loss to Tennessee but won its ninth straight at home in this one.
But in the first half, the Bulldogs got a combined 16 points from Roberts and Campbell, limited the Razorbacks to 30-percent shooting (8-of-27) and held a 20-10 advantage on the glass to take a 33-19 advantage.
"I was hoping we would start the way we started, but did not know that we would," Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury said. ... I thought we had great energy defensively."
Mississippi State is 7-0 at home this season and has won by an average of 25.3 points. Roberts made 5-of-10 from the floor, 6-of-10 from the line and added 10 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season. Campbell made 6-of-7 from the floor.
"I know they have a great player on the inside with Lawrence Roberts," Arkansas coach Stan Heath said. "He is a tremendous player. The guy who really stepped up more than I have seen him play all year is Marcus Campbell. He played very strong around the basket and finished his shots. He seemed to be into the game."
Since taking over the mask to protect his broken nose sustained on November 4, Roberts is averaging 21.4 points on 54-percent shooting and 12.1 rebounds.
Ontario Harper added 12 points off the bench for Mississippi State, which outscored Arkansas, 38-24, in the paint, and forced 19 turnovers.
Jonathon Modica scored 14 points in 29 minutes off the bench for the Razorbacks, who have lost all three of their games this season against ranked foes.
Arkansas leading scorer, Ronnie Brewer, who entered the game averaging 16.4 points per game, was held to seven points on 3-of-10 shooting.
"I thought (Jonathon) Modica played hard in the first half," Heath said. "He passed up a few open shots. What happened to our basketball team is that we had no inside game."