It went from an early-game blowout to a near late-game meltdown, but the Terps secured a win on a neutral court, in a contest that felt more like an away game.
Melo Trimble and Diamond Stone were the standouts of the night, scoring 25 and 16 respectively, and stealing the attention with flashy passes and eye-raising dunks.
Coach Mark Turgeon enjoyed his team's quick, commanding lead by showing all 11 of his scholarship players, exposing the world to the less talked about Bender brother, Ivan.
Maryland played what was likely its best defensive half in the first, and the Huskies dug themselves into a hole they struggled to get out of.
A valiant effort by Connecticut's Daniel Hamilton, who finished with 23 points, had his team within one possession with less than three minutes to play.
Trimble, however, closed the game strong, connecting on all but one of his 15 free throw attempts.
Up next, the Terrapins will host Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday.