“To be on the road, away from our families, not having anyone at the games — all we have is each other,” guard Marcus Dockery said.
Morsell is out after suffering a facial fracture against No. 16 Michigan on New Year's Eve.
"It's actually probably the best thing that has happened to us."
Donta Scott keyed the comeback attempt with 15 second-half points.
Eric Ayala scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Terps.
The Terps shot 34 percent from the field in the loss.
"They was tougher than us."
"I'm always going to be confident in my game."
Smith averaged 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 31 games last season.
Chol Marial, Donta Scott and Joshua Tomaic remain the Terps' only frontcourt options for next season.