Reggie Spencer scored 14 points and Dinko Marshavelski added 11 points for the Huskies (13-7, 8-0), who have won eight in a row and nine of their last 10. One of those wins was at George Mason on Jan. 3, 84-74.
Northeastern is off to its best start in CAA play since becoming a member in 2005.
The Huskies, coming off a double-overtime win Wednesday night over William & Mary, shot 57 percent in the second half and 53 percent for the game.
Vertrail Vaughns scored 13 points and Sherrod Wright scored 12 to lead the Patriots (12-8, 5-3), whose three-game winning streak ended. George Mason fell into a second-place tie with James Madison in the CAA.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.