“As devastating as it is,” Montgomery said, “I think it's about what's next.”
It was the Terps' second loss to the Sun Devils in the tournament.
The Tigers handed the Terps their worst loss of the season, a 21-2 drubbing.
The Terps struck first but couldn't hang on.
Montgomery led Louisiana Tech to 30 or more wins in each of the past five seasons.
The Terps are slated to take on Pittsburgh and Clemson in February.
The Terps had their best start since 2015, but results began falling off in Big Ten play.
The Terps closed their season with eight straight losses.
After qualifying for the conference tournament last year, the Terps won't finish in the top 12 this season.
The Terps have lost six in a row.