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#FakeNunes previews the Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers

NCAA Basketball: Pittsburgh at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Can the Syracuse Orange defend the Dome on Saturday? Let’s get to the preview you’ve been waiting for..

Opponent: Pittsburgh Panthers

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Students: around 35,000 give or take a Yinz

The 2019 Fake Nunes Equation of Tumult (#FNET)

You wanted something more ridiculous than RPI well the NCAA gave you NET and we give you the FNET

Head Coach Bench Attire:

The pocket square here isn’t helping Jeff Capel. He looks like the salesman who promises you that he’s going to fight for you with the sales manager when in reality he just goes in the back and forwards some memes to his group text groups.

NCAA Basketball: Pittsburgh at N.C. State Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Syracuse because Boeheim’s not going to lie about getting you the best deal possible. He’s going to screw you over and you’ll shut up and accept it.

NBA 2K Playability:

Hard to imagine that a Pitt team led by two freshmen (Xavier Johnson and Trey McGowens) would have gotten a pre-season boost from the ratings staff while Elijah Hughes certainly vouched for his 100 rating on 80 foot shots.

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

#CuseMode vs #ZooEra

Ok so it’s the Oakland Zoo and a new era with Jeff Capel. We don’t hate it.

Advantage: Pitt

ACC Social Media Favorites:

Syracuse beat Duke. Pitt beat Florida State. Therefore, every media member in the Carolinas is rooting for the Panthers on Saturday

Advantage: Pitt

NCAA Basketball: Pittsburgh at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

8.7/10 Boeheim’s jacket has been tossed three times already this season (all at home). Pitt’s guards have the ability to get hot from deep. You do the really do the math, we would like the answer please.


If you’ve been keeping track at home you know the prediction record here isn’t very strong but be honest your record isn’t any better is it? Syracuse wins by 4 because we know nothing is going to be easy in 2019.