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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Clemson

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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.

Prediction:

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.