The Terps were outlasted by the Hawkeyes despite tying up the game late.
The Terps had three players named to all-conference teams.
The Terps used a second quarter in which they outscored the Hawkeyes 27-8 to take a commanding lead that they never surrendered.
Clark scored 42 as the Terps gave up a season-high 96 points to the Hawkeyes.
Caitlin Clark and Monika Czinano combined for 70 points as the Terps dropped their third Big Ten game of the season.
The Terps slowed Caitlin Clark on the road in Iowa City, moving to 19-6 on the season.
The Terps have found their groove, but face one of their toughest tests yet on the road against Clark's Hawkeyes.
The Terps scored the most points in the title game's history.
Benzan scored 29 points, hitting nine threes — a new program record.