The Terps won 104-84 over Iowa after reaching their seventh championship game in a row.
The Terps scored the most points in the title game's history.
“I'm just really grateful that we got to have our hugs and say I love you and say our goodbyes,” Frese said.
Ayala's late offensive rebound off a missed free throw helped the Terps seal their win over Michigan.
It's the Terps' fifth Big Ten regular-season title in the last six years.
Some of the Gameday analysts pegged Maryland as a potential national champion.
Smith upset No. 16 Lucas Davison.
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The Wildcats handed the Terps their first loss of the season.