Multiple players stepped up in elevated roles as the Terps scratched two top 10 upsets in a 16-win campaign.
The Terps finished 8-5 on the road this season, their best road mark since finishing 9-5 in 2018.
The Terps dropped to 14-14, the first time they haven’t been over .500 all season.
The Terps beat Iowa without Rainelle Jones and Laila Ricks.
Laila Ivey notched 18 kills in the Terps' first win on their home court since Aug. 26.
The Terps haven't beaten the Nittany Lions since 1983.
The Terps have lost 23 straight games to the Nittany Lions, a streak that dates back to 1983.
The Terps won their first game over a ranked opponent since they took down No. 2 Wisconsin in September 2021.
Jones surpassed the Terps' previous record of 649 blocks held by Rachel Wagener, but Maryland fell to its fifth-straight loss in Big Ten play.
The Terps remain winless in the Big Ten.