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.
The guard prospect was one of the top players at the annual Spiece Run N Slam event.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?