The Terps' starting shooting guard notched his milestone 1,000th point on a free throw in the first half and helped Maryland to a season-opening win.
The Terps gave fans plenty to be excited about as they dusted the Broncos.
The Terps bring back three leaders in Eric Ayala, Donta Scott and Hakim Hart, all set to have banner seasons.
Coach Mark Turgeon had an active offseason in the transfer portal and the results brought players ready to make an impact.
The official beginning of Terps basketball season drew record attendance with more than 1,600 students running the mile.
The Terps are one of five Big Ten teams that made the preseason rankings.
The Terps added nine new players to their squad, but the team said they are close on and off the court already.
Ayala led all Terps in scoring with 15.1 points last season.
After transferring to Maryland in April, Russell rejoins former high school teammate Donta Scott.
Martinez adds to the Terps' guard depth, while Hamilton was squeezed out of the rotation.