Maryland football will no longer have to compete in a stacked East division.
The Terps gave up two runs in the sixth inning and failed to score apart from Ameila Lech's one-run homer in the third inning.
The Terps dropped their first Big Ten game of the season to the Nittany Lions.
The Terps allowed just two goals in the second half to win its first conference game of the season.
The Terps lead by as much as 16 but suffered their ninth away defeat in Big Ten play this year in their regular-season finale.
Any chance of back-to-back conference wins for the Terps after they notched their first in 63 matches on Friday was stomped early by the top-ranked Nittany Lions.
Hart notched the highest-scoring Big Ten game of his career as he finished with a game-high 23 points, adding five rebounds and four assists.
The Terps scored five runs in the seventh and eighth innings to put the Nittany Lions away.
The Terps had just one practice before their rough performance at the Big Five meet.
The Terps snagged their second consecutive win — the first time they've done so since Jan. 25.