By René Reyes/DFP Staff
About two weeks after the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, Boston University men’s basketball coach Joe Jones mentioned the Miami Heat in the same breath as his own team.
“Being a superior athlete is about what you do in those really difficult moments,” Jones said. “Trust me, I’m not comparing us to … the Heat. But it’s what they had to go through in order to be great. It’s what LeBron [James] had to endure in order to get to where he had to go. There was some losing. There were setbacks. You have to learn how to get over those things as an athlete.
“That’s where we are. We’re at a stage where we’ve had some disappointments. We’ve had some setbacks. We’ve had some success. Now can we take that next step? That’s the exciting part.”
Even before the tipoff of its season opener against Northeastern University in November, BU (17-13, 11-5 America East) faced immediate challenges.
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