The Alabama transfer has started the last six games for the Terps.
Five Terps scored in double figures, led by Aaron Wiggins' 21 points.
“It was one of the most memorable things I’ve been a part of in my basketball career."
The Terps' bench was outscored 33-16 against the Hawkeyes.
The Hawkeyes closed the first half on a 35-7 run to put the Terps away early.
Trayce Jackson-Davis paced the Hoosiers' comeback with 17 second-half points.
Morsell is out after suffering a facial fracture against No. 16 Michigan on New Year's Eve.
"It's actually probably the best thing that has happened to us."
The Terps are set to play on the holiday for just the second time in program history.
Eric Ayala scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Terps.