Hawkeyes center Luka Garza — the Big Ten's leading scorer — picked up two early fouls, limiting his impact.
The Terps lost to the Hawkeyes earlier this season in Iowa City.
“Him hitting shots is big for us,” guard Darryl Morsell said. “It just gives us a whole different dynamic.”
The Terps will try to stay undefeated at home.
Smith scored a career-high 29 points to fend off the Hoosiers' second-half rally.
The Terps are seeking their third straight win.
Behind Jalen Smith's 21 second-half points, the Terps outscored the Wildcats 51-26 in the final 20 minutes.
The Terps look to pick up their first win in a true road game.
A Northwestern beat writer previews the Wildcats ahead of their matchup with Maryland men’s basketball
Against a young Wildcats squad, the Terps are looking for their first road win of the season.
“He always pops up when you need him. So, just to see him get his groove back right now is amazing.”