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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs Virginia Tech

Now with 350% less sideline sweat

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

Someone is going to leave the Dome around midnight back at .500 in ACC play. Will it be the Syracuse Orange or the Virginia Tech Hokies?

Opponent: Virginia Tech Hokies

Location: Blacksburg, VA

Students: 34,131 students who should be thankful they don’t have to see all of Buzz Williams’ sweaty dress shirts

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:

Mike Young should probably just go ahead and join #TeamNoTie because this is the look of a man who isn’t comfortable being this dressed up.

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

Jim Boeheim’s been wearing ties for so long that he probably wears them to bed.

NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Syracuse

NBA 2K Playability:

Forget playing a regular game, just go to 2K Playground and let Landers Nolley II and Elijah Hughes go one on one.

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #StonebyStone

Well this is a good example of using a motivational saying with a distinct tie-in to the school.

Advantage: Virginia Tech

ACC Social Media Favorites:

We mentioned Nolley above and he’s good enough that ACC media members kind of wish he was on a better team this year.

Advantage: Virginia Tech

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

NCAA Basketball: North Florida at Syracuse Richard Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

9.8/10 The Orange lost. The Patriots lost. This game is going to end so late that Joey’s is going to be closed. It’s safe to assume that Jim’s going to be a bit more ornery than normal on Tuesday night.

Wrestling Theme Song for this game

If you want someone who looks like they were put together #StonebyStone than Virginia native “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas would be a worthy choice.


We were so close with this last one:

“Notre Dame dominates the glass from the start and Syracuse leans on Quincy Guerrier to provide some help inside. A second-half barrage from Joe Girard pushes the Orange to a close win.”

Anyway Virginia Tech isn’t as strong inside but Nolley and Hughes put on an entertaining show in front of a nervous Dome crowd. Syracuse sneaks out a win behind another solid performance from the Slovakian Stat Stuffer.