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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Georgetown

The biggest court battle in DC this month may be on the hardwood.

NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team heads down to Washington, D.C. to take the rivalry to a national audience and the only old white guy who’ll be yelling will be on the Syracuse sidelines.

Opponent: Georgetown Hoyas

Location: Washington, D.C.

Students: 5,365 students who can’t wait to see which government office they’ll intern with next summer.

The 2019-20 Fake Nunes Equation of Tumult (#FNET)

You wanted something more ridiculous than RPI and the NCAA gave you NET. We give you more ridiculousness so we bring back the FNET metric.

Head Coach Bench Attire:

Patrick Ewing is seven feet tall. How in the world is he wearing suit pants that are too long? Did he borrow this one from Dikembe Mutombo?

NCAA Basketball: Penn State at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Boeheim’s likely to avoid the gray sports coat for obvious reasons and go with his “Grumpy Uncle Jim trying to get the wait staff’s attention so he can get more coffee at this wedding reception” ensemble.

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Georgetown Art Pittman-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Georgetown because you can hem a pair of pants and we applaud Patrick taking some risks.

NBA 2K Playability:

If college players were available in 2k, Mac McClung would be a favorite among a lot of HS kids and that’s understandable because admit it dunking on a bunch of online opponents with a short white dude is every short white dude’s dream.

Advantage: Georgetown

Basketball Program Hashtag:


Where do we start with this one? Three hashtags, all-caps, and inclusion of “SZN” are all swings and misses and even though Syracuse doesn’t have a baseball team we know that’s a whiff.

Advantage: Syracuse.

ACC Social Media Favorites:

Omer Yurtseven left N.C. State and every ACC media member will support anyone who leaves Raleigh willingly.

Advantage: Georgetown

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

7.6/10 Jim didn’t need to toss the jacket last week and he’s got to be getting the itch to do so soon.

Wrestling Theme Song for this game

When the opponent is Georgetown is there any other choice?


Can Syracuse maintain their hot shooting after a week off? Is Georgetown’s team turmoil one of those things that makes a team hungrier and more focused? Are you sick of all the rhetorical questions in this preview?

There’s no way we’d pick Georgetown so let’s say Syracuse wins when Elijah Hughes does his best Tyus Battle impression and hits the game-winning shot.