Ayala scored 14 points and added five assists with no turnovers.
"We have not played against anybody like that in a while, even in the ACC."
The experience of the Terps' smaller lineup offers scoring, defense and some joy.
Jones notched her 1,000th career point in a win over Quinnipiac.
Shakira Austin also made the conference's weekly Honor Roll.
The Terps are 5-0 and will travel to the Orlando Invitational over Thanksgiving.
Four different Terps scored in double figures.
“It’s a learning process. He’s still learning, he’s still asking questions.”
Kentucky's loss to Evansville also facilitated the Terps' move up one spot.
“We have multiple defenses that really help us and change the tempo of the game.”