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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Oakland

Is it time for the Golden Grizzlies to hibernate?

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team heads home looking to build some momentum as they head into 2020

Opponent: Oakland Golden Grizzlies

Location: Rochester, Michigan

Students: 19,013 students- 36% of whom thought they were applying to a school in Rochester, NY

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:

Greg Kampe does his homework because look how he was dressed last time Oakland came to The Dome.

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

Jim Boeheim’s coming back this week with his grey sports coat and dark pants.

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

Advantage: Oakland because when it comes down to it we also give the nod to #TeamNoTie

NBA 2K Playability:

Xavier Hill-Mais leads Oakland in scoring and rebounding but he’s not much of a perimeter threat. Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim appear to be taking turns having one half where they launch a barrage of deep shots.

Advantage: Syracuse because you’ll annoy your opponent when you don’t miss from 3

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #WEARtheBEAR

Ok we’re confused here. If you’re encouraging people to wear the bear are you implying they kill and skin your mascot? That’s just a strange way to engage your fans....

Advantage: Syracuse but we expect a #PEELtheORANGE coming in 2020

ACC Social Media Favorites:

Hill-Mais and Madison Monroe (what a name) are both Carolina natives so no chance Syracuse wins this one.

Advantage: Oakland

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

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

9.2/10 We crunched the analytics on this one and with Syracuse at home and favored to win we are on high alert for the first jacket toss of December.

Wrestling Theme Song for this game

An opponent from Michigan is a good opportunity for The Steiner Brothers. Let’s hope that Oakland’s not bringing the big bad booty daddy with them on Wednesday evening.


Syracuse has to win this game. It might not be pretty for the first half but look for the Orange’s outside shooting to finally put the game away midway through the second half.

We’re even going to predict that we get two Robert Braswell dunks before the night is over.