The Crusaders kept it close early, but the Terps eventually overpowered.
Smith returned to the Terps this season hungry to avenge last year's NCAA tournament defeat.
Aaron Wiggins and the freshman stood out, free-throw shooting did not.
“We want to be a little bit more complicated on defense."
"We’re trying to go onto bigger things, take the next step.”
This is the highest the Terps have been ranked since the 2015-16 season.
“Pizza and Chick-fil-A every day, that ain’t going to cut it,” Serrel Smith said.
“Now I’m just excited. I’m going to get a chance to play with no pain again.”
“We’ve all got a common goal in winning a national championship.”
Cowan is expected to be back early next week.