Ayala and Russell combined for 37 points in their final outing as Terps.
With the loss, the Terps finish the season with a losing record for the first time since 1993.
The majority of the current Terps — including interim head coach Danny Manning — had never competed in the Big Ten before this season.
Despite Russell and Ayala being honorable mentions, no Terp was named to any of the all-Big Ten teams for the second straight season.
The Terps went down 18-1 early and never managed to take the lead throughout the game.
After a slow first half, the Terps came back with a vengeance but couldn't finish the regular season with a win.
Jamison Battle scored 39 points, but the Terps were able to come away with a win off a strong team effort.
The senior Terps felt the love as they were celebrated to standing ovations from the Xfinity Center crowd.
The Terps managed to hold onto its lead despite challenge from the Golden Gophers' Jamison Battle who finished with 39 points.
The 2022 Terps need to play with the same urgency as the 2002 Terps to make their mark on the postseason.