The Terps hit just 26.3 percent of their threes Monday night.
The Terps missed each of their last 10 shots against the Nittany Lions.
Despite being out with injury, Reese has partnered with assistant coach Pough to give the Terps a lift off the bench.
Ayala tied a career-high with 23 points, but the Terps failed to make a field goal in the last 7:32 of the game.
"That game got the students interested in coming."
Wiggins scored a team-high 18 points against Purdue on Feb. 2.
The head coach recorded her 499th victory at the head of the program.
Ayala is a steadying presence for an inconsistent Maryland offense.
“She wants to take the shot when the pressure is on."
Ayala and Wiggins combined for 25 of the Terps' 37 points in the second half.