Denver led as many as 16 points in the first half and 45-35 at the break. Northridge pulled to within 78-76 late but couldn't get any closer.
The Pioneers shot 60.9 percent in the first half and 59.1 percent (26 of 44) for the game.
The Maui Invitational announced its field on Tuesday with No. 1 seeds from last season's NCAA tournament North Carolina and Oregon leading the charge.
Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
Guards and wings will lead the way for the ACC next season. From Duke's Grayson Allen to Virginia's London Perrantes, backcourt play will be key in one of the nation's best conferences.