The Terps have had to deal with a bevy of injuries, particularly to their vault rotation, which have made their tournament hopes more challenging.
The Terps posted the lowest event score of the day on their final rotation and lost their lead to the Nittany Lions.
The Terps had just one practice before their rough performance at the Big Five meet.
Despite injuries, the Terps are in strong form entering one of the toughest meets of the season.
Barber's career high all-around score led the Terps to their highest total mark of the season.
The Terps open up a three-meet homestand on Friday against Nebraska.
The Terps posted season-high event scores on every rotation but still came up short to the Spartans.
Despite higher overall scores compared to their season opener last week, the Terps couldn't secure a win against the Scarlet Knights.
The Terps came back from a deficit midway through the Pitt Tri-Meet to down Pittsburgh and Long Island.
The Terps posted their lowest overall score since 2017 but came back from an early deficit to beat Pittsburgh and Long Island.