Sherwood sparked a late run for UNC-Wilmington (8-19, 2-10 Colonial Athletic Association), hitting a pair of free throws to put the Seahawks up 44-41, before connecting on a 3-pointer to extend the lead to 47-41. The Seahawks trailed 41-40 with 5:42 left, but closed the game on a 15-4 run.
UNC-Wilmington was 7 of 10 from the free-throw line over the final 1:07 to preserve the win.
Northeastern (8-18, 5-7) made just one field goal in the last 5 minutes of the game.
The Seahawks have now won two consecutive games after snapping a 14-game losing streak.