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.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
Recruiting reporter Jeff Borzello has gotten grilled for his selections of underachieving and overachieving college basketball programs. He joins Phil Murphy to explain his rankings.