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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. North Carolina

Can we get Fallon to Greensboro?

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team begins the ACC Tournament facing the team no one outside the state of North Carolina wanted to see right away

Opponent: North Carolina Tar Heels

Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.

Students: 29,894 students who agree with Jim Boeheim’s opinion of Greensboro

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:

Daggum Roy Williams is going to show up in some kind of Carolina Blue checkerboard sports coat that everyone seems to be wearing.

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim’s going to dress in black because he’s embracing the heel role for this one.

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Syracuse because Boeheim doesn’t want to be a cool heel he wants you to hate him

NBA 2K Playability:

Nothing has changed from the last time:

Cole Anthony and Garrison Brooks are better individually than you realize and in video games you can pretty much ignore the lesser players on your team.

Advantage: North Carolina

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #CarolinaFamily

At this one Syracuse is definitely playing the part of the guy who married into the family but no one really likes them and every family function they are stuck in a corner talking to Uncle Louie

Advantage: North Carolina

ACC Social Media Favorites:

I mean do we have to explain the reason for this one? There has never been a more appropriate time to wear your Syracuse vs Everybody t-shirt.

Advantage: North Carolina

Boeheim Jacket Toss Meter

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

9.8/10 This is Syracuse’s last chance at a NCAA berth. It’s also another chance to break the long losing streak against UNC and Boeheim’s going to have every possible advantage ready to go. Greensboro Coliseum you are on high jacket toss alert.

Wrestling Theme Song for this game

These North Carolina natives use the tagline #NFJF (No Flips Just Fists) and call their finishing move the Shatter Machine. The Tar Heels can shatter bubble hopes by winning the ACC Tournament and to do so it won’t do it with flash but by overpowering teams down low.


You’ve talked yourself into another March miracle run. You’ve spent the last 3 nights dreaming of Joe Girard III hitting a halfcourt 3 at the buzzer. Even right now you’re thinking about Marek Dolezaj spinning and grinning to another bucket. Well we’re not going to tell you to stop believin’