Quincy Ford netted 24 points, and Northeastern remained perfect in Colonial Athletic Association play with a 65-60 win over Hofstra Wednesday night at Matthews Arena.
Ford hit 11 of 17 from the field, aiding the Huskies (10-7, 5-0) as they continued their best CAA start since beginning 6-0 in 2008-09. Northeastern has now won six of its past seven.
David Imes led four Pride players in double figures with 19 points. Stevie Mejia added 12 points and Taran Buie and Stephen Nwaukoni 11 each for Hofstra (5-12, 2-2), which is 0-8 on the road this year.
Northeastern sprang to a 10-3 lead and held the advantage throughout the contest. Jordan Allen hit a layup for Hofstra with 1:04 left to cut the margin to 63-60, but the Pride missed four field-goal attempts — including three 3-point tries — and Northeastern’s Jonathan Lee drained two free throws in the remaining time.
Georgetown 74, Providence 65 — Otto Porter had 20 points and eight rebounds, and the host Hoyas (12-3, 2-2 Big East) extended their winning streak against the Friars to eight.
Bryce Cotton, who entered the game leading Big East players with 21.6 points per game, paced Providence (9-8, 1-4) with 21 points.
Holy Cross 62, Navy 47 — Dave Dudzinski picked up his second double-double of the season and Malcolm Miller posted his first as the Crusaders (9-8, 1-1 Patriot) rolled past the Midshipmen (6-12, 0-2) in Annapolis, Md.
Vermont 61, Binghamton 37 — Trey Blue came off the bench for a career-high 19 points and Brian Voelkel pulled down 15 boards to lead the host Catamounts (11-6, 4-1 America East) to a rout of the Bearcats (2-16, 0-5).
Albany 68, UNH 62 — Chris Matagrano scored a career-high 15 points but the visiting Great Danes (15-4, 4-1 America East) built a 14-point halftime lead and held on to hand the Wildcats (4-12, 0-4) their seventh straight loss.
UMBC 70, Hartford 57 — Yolonzo Moore II scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half but the Hawks (10-8, 3-2 America East) fell behind, 20-0, to start the game and never recovered in a loss to the host Retrievers (2-3, 4-14).
Maryland 51, N.C. State 50 — Alex Len dropped in a missed shot by teammate Pe’Shon Howard with 0.9 seconds left, giving the host Terrapins (14-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) a stunning victory over the No. 14 Wolfpack (14-3, 3-1).
Howard drove the left side and came up short on a 5-footer, but the 7-foot-1-inch Len grabbed the ball in front of the rim and eased it through the hoop.
After the Wolfpack failed on a desperation heave on the other end, thousands of students in the sellout crowd stormed the court to celebrate Maryland’s first win over a ranked team since 2010, against No. 4 Duke. Lorenzo Brown had 17 points for N.C. State, which had won 10 straight overall.
Butler 62, Richmond 47 — Andrew Smith scored 15 points, Kellen Dunham added 11, and the No. 13 Bulldogs (15-2, 3-0) used a stifling defense to pull away from the Spiders (11-7, 1-2) in their first Atlantic 10 Conference home game.
UNLV 82, San Diego St. 75 — Anthony Marshall scored 20 points and the visiting Runnin’ Rebels (15-3, 2-1 Mountain West) upset the No. 15 Aztecs (14-3, 2-1), who got 27 points from Jamaal Franklin.
Kansas St. 67, TCU 54 — Rodney McGruder scored 21 points and the No. 16 Wildcats (14-2, 3-0 Big 12) stretched their winning streak to seven by beating the host Horned Frogs (9-8, 0-4).
Missouri 79, Georgia 62 — Alex Oriakhi had 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks and Earnest Ross scored 15 points to help the No. 17 Tigers (13-3, 2-1 SEC) rebound from a 15-point loss to Mississippi. Vincent Williams had a career-best 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting for Georgia (6-10, 0-3),
Michigan St. 81, Penn St. 72 — Adreian Payne scored 20 points after spending the first half on the bench following a morning scuffle with teammate Brandon Dawson, and the No. 18 Spartans (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) held on to beat the host Nittany Lions (8-9, 0-5).
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Dawson and Payne wouldn’t be charged for the altercation that began over what Dawson said were comments he made to assistant coaches about leaving practice gear in his room. Both players apologized after the game.
‘‘There were a couple words that escalated into an incident, a tussle,’’ Payne said. ‘‘I feel embarrassed and I want to apologize to Penn State and our program.’’
New Mexico 79, Boise St. 74 — Tony Snell scored 22 points and Hugh Greenwood added 15 as the No. 19 Lobos (16-2, 3-0 Mountain West) pulled away in overtime to beat the host Broncos (13-3, 1-1), ending their seven-game winning streak.
Marquette 69, Seton Hall 62 — Reserve forward Davante Gardner scored 17 points to lead the No. 25 Golden Eagles (13-3, 4-0 Big East) over injury-depleted Pirates (12-6, 1-4), who had just eight available players.