The Terps have won eight straight games — four of which were on the road.
Smith scored 10 of the Terps' first 12 points after halftime.
Forward Stephanie Jones paced the Terps with 21 points on 9-for-11 shooting.
"They punched us in the mouth.”
Cowan scored the Terps' final 11 points.
Austin scored 13 of her 20 points in the third quarter.
A last-second block from Jalen Smith preserved the Terps' win over the Cornhuskers.
Five Terps reached double-digit scoring.
Ayala scored a season-high 16 points, sinking four 3-pointers.
"We didn't respect our opponent enough."