With the loss, the Terps finish the season with a losing record for the first time since 1993.
The Terps managed to hold onto its lead despite challenge from the Golden Gophers' Jamison Battle who finished with 39 points.
Ayala and Russell combined for 50 points against the ranked Buckeyes and Russell broke 2,000 points in his career.
The Terps never led during the game despite a 23-point game from Fatts Russell.
The Terps have won their last two games with strong all-around performances.
The Terps made progress in their last two games from defensive improvements.
The Terps had six players score double-digits, led by Fatts Russell with 23 points.
Despite keeping the game close against No. 3 Purdue, the Terps fell to 11-14 on the season with its fifth straight defeat.
With the potential for a last-second upset victory, the Terps couldn't pull out the win over the Boilermakers.
Despite scoring 87 points, the Terps were no match for the Hawkeyes' domineering offense.