The senior scored a career-high 19 points in the victory.
Guard Anthony Cowan contributed a game-high 20 points.
The Terps look to stay hot in a pivotal top-20 matchup.
The Terps and Fighting Illini battle for sole possession of first place in the Big Ten tonight in Champaign.
The Terps are looking to open Big Ten play with a win and improve to 10-0.
The Terps and Fighting Illini open Big Ten play Saturday in College Park.