The Terps overcame a two-set deficit to send the game into a pivotal fifth set.
Erika Pritchard led the Terps with 14 kills.
The captain had 18 kills and 16 digs for the Terps in Friday's 3-2 victory over Michigan.
The Terps rattled off six straight points in the final frame to take the lead for good.
"We're still not quite there yet."
The Terps suffered their seventh loss of the season and remain winless.
"If [people] think that the Terps are out of this season, they’re just wrong."
The Cornhuskers racked up 49 kills in a dominant performance.
Alford totaled 55 assists in two matches despite the Gophers sweeping the Terps on the weekend.