The Huskies (7-14, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association) shot 51.9 percent from the field and hit 9 of 17 3-pointers. Pollard was 9 of 14, 6 of 8 beyond the arc and dished out six assists. David Walker chipped in 10 points for Northwestern.
The Pride jumped out to an early 12-2 lead as Stephen Nwaukoni had a three-point play and Upshaw hit a 3-pointer. Northeastern closed the first half on a 10-4 run capped by a Pollard three-point play to pull within three at the break.
Pollard hit a layup in the second half to put Northeastern on top for good, and they pushed their lead to 65-55 after a Walker 3-pointer with 2:12 remaining.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.