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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs Niagara

Boeheim vs. Paulus, Part 1

NCAA Basketball: North Florida at Syracuse
“I want you to flop right in front of Paulus”
Richard Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the battle you’ve been waiting for....Jim Boeheim squares off against his first Syracuse Orange football alum when Greg Paulus comes to town

Opponent: Niagara Purple Eagles

Location: Niagara Falls, NY

Students: 3,950 students who enjoy all the benefits of lake effect snow and the lower drinking age in Canada

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 Paulus is new to the head coaching ranks but he’s very traditional with his coordinated suit and tie look.

Jim Boeheim’s willing to mix it up with different colored jackets and pants and this approach is enough to turn this matchup in his favor.

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

Advantage: Syracuse

NBA 2K Playability:

Elijah Hughes against one of the worst defenses in Division I should lead to some big-time highlights. This is like playing the computer on an easy setting.

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #EaglesTakeFlight

Nicely done Niagara. You’ve got team mascot along with a basketball related descriptor. This is how you social media.

Advantage: Niagara

ACC Social Media Favorites:

I mean Greg Paulus, Duke Blue Devils legend is part of this one so it’s really clear.

Advantage: Niagara

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

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

1.9/10 We’ve been right the last two games and let’s be honest if Syracuse needs a jacket toss to make sure they beat Niagara then it’s not going to be a silent night at The Dome.

Wrestling Theme Song for this game

Former WWF/WCW star Lex Luger is from Orchard Park, NY and nothing reminds you of the 90s like red, white and blue Zubaz and the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs.


Syracuse wins big and we actually get double-digit minutes for Robert Braswell and Brycen Goodine. Bring on 2020.