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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Pitt II: Oakland Zoo Harder

Will the sequel live up to the original?

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

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team heads on the road to Tyler Ennis’ second home.

Opponent: Pittsburgh Panthers

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Students: 33,217 students who are keeping themselves busy watching Ben Roethlisberger rehab videos.

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:

Jeff Capel makes #TeamNoTie work. Nice touch trying to match his jacket to the blue uniforms Pitt was wearing.

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

Will Boeheim break out his blue coat for another road game or will he choose to once again match the gray skies of a Syracuse winter?

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Pitt

NBA 2K Playability:

Justin Champaigne’s raised his rating over the last month but Pitt’s shooting worse than Syracuse from deep and that’s not a good thing in virtual basketball either.

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #ZooEra

Mediocre is enough to win when your opponent doesn’t even try.

Advantage: Pitt

ACC Social Media Favorites:

People are already trying to figure out how to put Garrison Brooks on the ACC First Team over Elijah Hughes.

Advantage: Pitt

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

5.7/10 We don’t see a road jacket toss that often but this is a winnable game for the Orange and important as they cling to small NCAA hopes so we’re giving this a toss-up. Get it..

Wrestling Theme Song for this game

Hailing from Annville, Pennsylvania “The Lethal Weapon” Steve Blackmon was a lot like Pitt basketball. Physical, bland, and not quite good enough to be at the top.


Buddy Boeheim looked to put the first game away early but the Panthers clawed back in the second half. The Oakland Zoo’s going to be all over the Orange so look for that to fire up Joe Girard early as Syracuse gets a nice 69-64 road win.