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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Wake Forest

Will this game be as Trilling as the football match-up?

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team returns home after a week off for a big Saturday night primetime match-up against... Wake?

Opponent: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Location: Winston-Salem, N.C.

Students: 8,495 students who are going to remind that Arnold Palmer is an alum of their school as they order his signature drink

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:

We talked about this earlier in the season with Patrick Ewing, but again we ask how someone this tall ends up with pants that are too long. Doesn’t Winston-Salem have a decent tailor Danny Manning?

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Just once we’d like to see Jim channel his inner Brad Pike and come out rocking the sweater vest on the sideline.

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Syracuse because Boeheim doesn’t look like he’s wearing a suit from the 2003 NBA Draft (Google those images- trust us)

NBA 2K Playability:

We have to wonder what rating Ronnie 2K would give to Joe Girard III in terms of range and shot selection?

Advantage: Syracuse because no one cares about shot selection in video games

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #GoDeacs

Short, sweet and straight to the point.

Advantage: Wake Forest

ACC Social Media Favorites:

Brandon Childress and his dad Randolph are the highest scoring father-son duo in ACC history. Lucky for them Jim Boeheim never played in the ACC

Advantage: Wake Forest

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

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

7.4/10 This is one of those games where if Wake is close in the second half then watch out. Syracuse needs this one and Jim will play the percentages.

Wrestling Theme Song for this game

Guy from North Carolina with a top hat and a beard.

(Chandler Bing voice)

Could this be any more Wake Forest?


This is about as “must-win” as they get for the Orange. It’s going to start slow but then look for Syracuse to pull away late for a double-digit win.