"They punched us in the mouth.”
Smith also notched his seventh straight double-double.
Maryland enters the game as heavy favorites.
Maryland looks to build upon its lead at the top of the Big Ten.
Cowan got into foul trouble, but the Terps remained composed against Illinois.
The Terps posted a season-low on bars — their best event.
The freshman duo combined for 29 points on 11-for-20 shooting.
“These are the kind of losses that make us realize we just have to keep going as a program.”
After the Cornhuskers pulled away in the first set, they imposed their will in the final two frames.