The Terps start their Big Ten tournament run with a rematch against Rutgers on Saturday afternoon.
The Terps had been tough to break down, conceding few chances in matchups against the Big Ten's best teams.
Vaughn played the Cornhuskers routinely back at Kansas State and one of his mentors was former Nebraska hitting coach Andy Sawyers.
The Terps scored twice in the last six minutes to break a 12-12 tie.
Smart played in 22 games as a freshman, tallying 30 points.
The Buckeyes scored three goals in the second half.
The Terps struggled with draw controls in back-to-back losses to No. 2 Northwestern.
The Terps fell 3-1 in their first matchup with the Buckeyes back on March 4.
Turgeon's contract will pay $17.5 million over five years.
"She’s able to step up ... on the biggest of stages."