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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Florida State

Can the Orange withstand the Seminole’s attack?

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team heads down to the Sunshine State looking to spread some Orange love

Opponent: Florida State Seminoles

Location: Tallahassee, Fla.

Students: 32,614 students who are actually fine with waiting for spring football to begin

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:

Leonard Hamilton is who we should all aspire to be as we get older. Your head coach could never look this cool- yes even yours Villanova Wildcats fans.

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Not fair of us to compare Jim Boeheim to a guy who is four years younger than him but those are the rules.

NCAA Basketball: N.C. State at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Florida State because seriously people Leonard Hamilton is 71 years old and look at him.

NBA 2K Playability:

James Szuba’s 2nd-favorite non-Syracuse ACC player is Devin Vassell. What does that have to do with anything you ask? Well is this your first time reading this?

Advantage: Florida State

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #MarchOn

This could be FSU’s clever way of talking about the team making a deeper NCAA Tournament run....but the Final Four is in April so it’s not really going to help.

Advantage: Syracuse

ACC Social Media Favorites:

It’s unfair but Leonard Hamilton’s just the type of guy everyone wants to hang out with.

Advantage: Florida State

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

NCAA Basketball: Wake Forest at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

3.6/10 Jim tempted all the analytics and tossed it while the Orange were trailing last game and it looked like it might work for a while but in the end we learned the Jacket Toss statistics are too powerful. Syracuse might not give him a chance to secure a second-half lead in this one.

Wrestling Theme Song for this game

We pay honor to Florida State alum and legend Ron Simmons here and honestly FSU with your athletic defenders why aren’t you using Nation of Domination as a tag for this hoops squad?


The Orange are not heading into a good match-up here and if Elijah Hughes is less than 100%, this might get ugly. It’ll be another good learning experience for the young Syracuse group.