The Terps shot a season-high 61 percent from the field.
"I don’t think he gets enough credit for how good he is defensively."
Hawkeyes center Luka Garza — the Big Ten's leading scorer — picked up two early fouls, limiting his impact.
“Him hitting shots is big for us,” guard Darryl Morsell said. “It just gives us a whole different dynamic.”
The Terps came back in the second halves against Northwestern and Indiana.
Smith scored a career-high 29 points to fend off the Hoosiers' second-half rally.
Forward Shakira Austin went down with an injury in the first quarter.
"He’s made more in practice, finally carried over to a game.”
Guard Sara Vujacic provided a spark off the bench.
"I thought it was one of her most complete games, offense, defense, assists. That kind of separates us as a team.”