Zach Stahl chipped in 15 points for the Huskies (6-7), who snapped a five-game losing streak.
Northeastern shot 52.8 percent from the field (28 of 53) and 56.3 percent from 3-point range (9 of 16). The Huskies outscored the Patriots 19-11 from the foul line.
Trailing 37-30 at halftime, the Huskies tied it at 42 on David Walker's dunk 3:46 in. The Patriots led 50-44 on Sherrod Wright's layup with 13:15 to go, but Northeastern finally pulled ahead 60-58 on Demetrius Pollard's 3-pointer with 6:55 left.
Zach Stahl's three-point play made it 73-63 with 3:09 to go, and the Huskies cruised to the victory.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.