For Maryland, the men’s and women’s basketball seasons ended with Big Ten titles.
Ayala's late offensive rebound off a missed free throw helped the Terps seal their win over Michigan.
Forward Kaila Charles was named to the first team, and guard Blair Watson was named to the All-Defensive team.
“We’ve just got to make sure we treat those as just as important as the weekend games."
According to ESPN's latest projections, each team would be a top-two seed.
Maryland has not been higher than a No. 4 seed since 2002.
The Terps are set to face six teams that made last year's NCAA tournament.
A 3-0 loss to Wake Forest in the NCAA tournament ended the Terps' rocky campaign.
Defenders Brett St. Martin and Ben Di Rosa picked up injuries in the Terps' win over Iona.
The Demon Deacons capitalized on their chances while the Terps failed to do the same.