Morsell scored 15 points and added five rebounds and four assists.
The Crusaders kept it close early, but the Terps eventually overpowered.
The No. 7 Terps kick off their 2019-20 season at home against the Crusaders.
Smith returned to the Terps this season hungry to avenge last year's NCAA tournament defeat.
Aaron Wiggins and the freshman stood out, free-throw shooting did not.
“We want to be a little bit more complicated on defense."
"We’re trying to go onto bigger things, take the next step.”
This is the highest the Terps have been ranked since the 2015-16 season.
“Pizza and Chick-fil-A every day, that ain’t going to cut it,” Serrel Smith said.
“Now I’m just excited. I’m going to get a chance to play with no pain again.”