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#FakeNunes preview: Syracuse Orange vs. Clemson Tigers

We preview the biggest athletic event of 2019 for Clemson

NCAA Basketball: Clemson at Syracuse
What would Trevor Lawrence do?
Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

We promised we’d do this for every Syracuse Orange ACC men’s basketball game and since Syracuse won the first one we have to keep our word.

Opponent: Clemson Tigers

Location: Clemson, SC

Students: Enrollment at Clemson finally dropped for the first time in 10 years today....because Hunter Renfrow is no longer enrolled.

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:

Brad Brownell looks like the vice-principal of a suburban high school in the Midwest that is facing declining enrollment and falling graduation rates. Tell us you can’t picture this guy standing in the parking lot yelling at kids to stop vaping and get to class.

NCAA Basketball: Clemson at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile Jim Boeheim sure showed us that he can still move around in his suit and he doesn’t need a stinkin’ 14 zip

Advantage: Syracuse

NBA 2K Playability:

Clemson’s got a veteran team led by Marcquise Reed and they would have had solid ratings coming off last season, but video games don’t take into account point guards having October ankle surgery.

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

#CuseMode vs #ClemsonGrit

It only took the second ACC game to make us eat our words about CuseMode because what might be the best social media group in college athletes can’t come up with something better than Grit? Hey Clemson the Flyers called and said they married Orange and Grit first so get something original.

Advantage: Syracuse

ACC Social Media Favorites:

The Orange don’t stand a chance in this one. Elijah Thomas and crew won’t disparage Denny’s or Food Lion.

Advantage: Clemson

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Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

7/10 We’ve seen more jacket tosses in the Dome and Clemson’s not a great 3-pt shooting team so if the Tigers knock down a few then be on alert near the Syracuse bench. Seriously it’s time that Pete Sala puts up some warning signs for fans in the area so SU isn’t facing any liability issues.


Frank Howard senses your talk of him getting his minutes reduced and he responds with a clutch 3 to ice a tight game. Cuse 68-64.