Ayala and Russell combined for 45 points in the Terps' redemption win over Rutgers.
The Terps' 68-60 win over Rutgers was their third win against a conference opponent the second time of playing them.
The Terps won their second consecutive conference game for the first time this season and handed the Scarlet Knights their second loss at home.
After starting the game on the bench for the first time all season, Scott led all scorers with 25 points.
The Terps relied on just two scorers throughout the night while the Wolverines had four double-digit scorers.
The Terps only managed 19 points in the first half against the Wolverines, a season low.
The Terps led by 11 at halftime, but a 30-point performance from Ron Harper Jr. dashed their hopes at a win.
Eric Ayala dropped a career-high 26 points with a double-double against the Wildcats.
The Terps clawed back from 21 points down, but were unable to complete what would have tied a program-record comeback.
The Terps fall to 0-3 in conference play after another slow start.