CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Stanford traveled 2,700 miles to the NCAA Tournament. Lawrence Roberts gave the Cardinal a quick exit.
Roberts scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead ninth-seeded Mississippi State to a 93-70 first-round victory in the Austin Region.
The Bulldogs (23-10), who have won just nine of their last 17 games, will play top-seeded Duke on Sunday, their first meeting since the 1937-1938 season.
"I'm especially proud of our team," Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury said. "Not just because we won the game but because of the way we won. Our kids played with emotion and energy."
Playing with just eight scholarship players and a walk-on, Stanford got 10 points from Chris Hernandez, including two 3-pointers during a 29-13 spurt, to take a 39-27 lead with 5:28 left before halftime.
"We kept our composure when they got up a little bit," Roberts said. "In the game you know you're going to have runs. I think everybody did a good job of just being patient."
Mississippi State responded by closing the first half on a 17-4 run, sparked by a pair of 3-pointers from Winsome Frazier and Shane Power, for a 44-43 edge.
"Coach always tells us, 'It's not when everything is going good that matters. It's when it's going bad that you got to fight,'" Bulldogs center Marcus Campbell said.
Frazier opened the second half with consecutive 3-pointers before the Bulldogs went on a 14-0 run to extend the lead to 71-53 with 8:33 remaining.
"I came out of my shooting slump," Frazier said. "And it came at the right time. I'm proud of myself and my teammates."
Stanford missed 15 of 16 shots during a nine-minute stretch and was outscored, 49-27, in the second half to end a 10-game winning streak in first-round contests.
"I don't know what happened out there," Stanford forward Matt Haryasz said. "It just kind of fell apart. We missed some shots. If you don't perform, you lose, and they did a good job tonight."
"It all came at once and buried us," Hernandez said. "We could not recover. Getting beat that bad is very embarrassing."
Frazier scored 20 points in his best outing since suffering a stress fracture in his left foot on January 8. Power added 14 points and Campbell had eight for Mississippi State, which shot 56 percent (32-of-57) from the floor and had a 39-30 rebounding edge.
"When Marcus Campbell plays like this, our team is awful good," Stansbury said. "It makes people collapse on the inside and give opportunities for Lawrence and our perimeter."
Hernandez scored 17 points, while Rob Little and Haryasz added 14 each for Stanford (18-13), which shot nearly 26 percent (9-of-34) in the second half.
"We didn't play," Stanford coach Trent Johnson said. "And that starts with me. You have to give credit where credit's due. I just feel bad for the seniors."
As a No. 2 seed in last year's tournament, Mississippi State lost in the second round to Xavier during the Musketeers' run to the Elite Eight. The Bulldogs hope they can spoil Duke's plans on Sunday.
"We're just happy to have that opportunity," Stansbury said. "Duke is a premier program in the country."
"Playing Duke will be just like playing tonight," Campbell said. "We have to play with same intensity level and effort every night because it's win or go home. We just look forward to the challenge of playing Duke."