The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team heads to Louisville on Wednesday night to take on a familiar foe.
Opponent: Louisville Cardinals
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Students: 22,471 students who have been trained to respond “Who’s that? Never heard of him...” anytime someone mentions the names Bobby Petrino or Rick Pitino
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:
The best thing we can say about Chrs Mack’s style is that at least he hasn’t worn a white suit on the sidelines.
This is a much better match-up for Jim Boeheim than Leonard Hamilton was — that’s for sure.
Advantage: Syracuse because dressing like a 70 year old is fine when you’re in your 70s.
NBA 2K Playability:
You’ll hear a lot about the Jordan Nwora-Elijah Hughes battle but the true basketball folks know it might come down to Dwayne Sutton against Marek Dolezaj
Advantage: Louisville because while both teams shoot lots of 3s only one makes a lot of them
Basketball Program Hashtag:
None vs #GoCards
Louisville keeps it simple here so that works for this one.
ACC Social Media Favorites:
The Orange might have had a chance until Louisville won in Cameron and David Johnson made a new set of friends in Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter
7.75/10 Jim actually had a chance in Tallahassee to put the jacket into Doug Marrone’s lap and bring home a huge Syracuse win. He didn’t get it done and that’s a lot of bologna.
Wrestling Theme Song for this game
Led by Louisville native Jim Cornette, it’s the Midnight Express- Beautiful Bobby Eaton and Stunning Stan Lane. If you aren’t familiar with Jim Cornette just picture Jim Boeheim around this same timeframe but give him a tennis racket and a microphone during games.
This game probably comes down to Louisville’s 3-pt shooting. It feels like the Orange are do to shoot better so somehow they pull everyone back in with a five point road win.