The Terps had three players named to all-conference teams.
The Terps' quartet of freshmen — Gia Cooke, Bri McDaniel, Mila Reynolds and Ava Sciolla — have barely played this season.
Gia Cooke took over handshake duties following Shyanne Sellers' emergence in the Terps' starting lineup.
The Terps used a second quarter in which they outscored the Hawkeyes 27-8 to take a commanding lead that they never surrendered.
The Terps narrowly avoided an upset to notch their fourth straight win.
The Terps missed all 17 three-pointers but still pulled out a victory.
The Terps outscored the Fighting Illini 31-8 in the third quarter, with 17 of their points coming of Illinois turnovers.
Northwestern missed all 13 of its shots from the field in the second quarter as the Terps held the Wildcats to just two points in the frame.
The Terps scored 25 points off turnovers in their win over Michigan.
Shyanne Sellers tied her career high with 21 points in the Terps' win.