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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Clemson

The Orange pay a visit to the Vice-Principal

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

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team hits the road to try and keep their winning ways going in a place where they’ve struggled.

Opponent: Clemson Tigers

Location: Clemson, S.C.

Students: 25,812 students who are paying more attention to Class of 2021 football commits.

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:

It’s our old friend Vice-Principal Brownell and he’s patrolling the sidelines like he’s at a Valentine’s Day dance telling you that you’re violating the proximity rule.

NCAA Basketball: Wake Forest at Clemson Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim’s not going to chaperone your dance and he’s tired of you asking him to dress like other coaches.

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Virginia Tech Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Syracuse

NBA 2K Playability:

Aamir Simms might be one of the most underrated players in the ACC. He’s leading Clemson in points and rebounds while Elijah Hughes leads the Orange in points and assists. A better supporting casts gives the nod to him.

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #ClemsonGRIT

I’m a little shocked that they didn’t just steal Dabo’s GUTS motto, but GRIT’s close enough. It also fit’s the Vice-Principal as he probably has a bunch of those motivational sayings around the Clemson facilities.

Advantage: Clemson

ACC Social Media Favorites:

Aamir Simms and Chris Lykes are the two ACC players that ACC media members wish were on better teams.

Advantage: Clemson

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

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

7.9/10 Look at the freedom of movement that Jim has without the jacket. So much easier to gesture and yell at his players for missing defensive rotations. We think there’s a strong chance that the jacket gets tossed for the third game in a row.

Wrestling Theme Song for this game

This game’s selection is The Big Show and this version of the South Carolina’s entrance was performed by Syracuse band Brand New Sin.


Longtime Syracuse fans should be worried about this game. The Orange are rolling, people are talking NCAA seeding and looking ahead to Duke on Saturday. This is the definition of a trap game so thinking Clemson wins by 2 seems like the way to go.