The Terps relied on just two scorers throughout the night while the Wolverines had four double-digit scorers.
After sweeping Rutgers for the second time, the Terps are confident going into games against No. 8 Purdue and Michigan.
The Terps handed the Wolverines their second conference loss of the season.
The Terps' defense has been integral to their success this season — the backfield has posted five shutouts.
The Terps' final two games of the season are against Michigan State and Michigan — two potential tournament contenders.
After a recent win broke a four-game skid, the Terps are hoping to begin another hot streak on their road trip to Michigan.
The Terps thwarted the Wolverines' late offensive advances and advance to 5-1 on the season.
The Terps started off well on vault, but failed to keep that momentum going.
“Disappointed, but still understanding,” James Hicks said. “Not angry about it because what can you do?”
Ayala's late offensive rebound off a missed free throw helped the Terps seal their win over Michigan.