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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Duke

It’s going to be crazy in Cameron

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

Welcome back, Fake Nunes fans. We’re here for another season of Syracuse Orange ACC Basketball so let’s get to the preview of this new rivalry game...even if one side doesn’t see it as a rivalry.

Opponent: Duke Blue Devils

Location: Durham, NC

Students: 15,634 students who hope this will be the year the Yankees get back on top

The 2020-21 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’re bringing back a revised FNET metric.

Head Coach Bench Attire and Mask:

Coach K looks like he’s ready to take his grandkids to the zoo but if they behave then he’ll stop for a tall glass of milk on the way home.

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Louisville Courier Journal-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim is out here looking like his partner just nailed a 40-foot putt in the club championship.

NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Push

NBA 2K Playability:

Duke’s got the talent advantage and that’s what matters in the virtual world.

Advantage: Duke

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #TheBrotherhood

To their credit Duke doesn’t use that in every tweet because it’s pretty pretentious.

Advantage: Duke

ACC Social Media Favorites:

I mean after Jim Boeheim’s Jalen Johnson comments this one is no contest.

Advantage: Duke

Boeheim Jacket Mask Toss Meter

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Clemson Andersen Independent Mail-USA TODAY NETWORK

7.7/10 We return to the scene of the near jacket toss everyone thinks was the 1st Jim Boeheim Jacket Toss. Tension will be high in this one so if Tony Greene shows up tonight look out.


Have we mentioned this is a pivotal game? Well since both teams need this one expect it to be very intense and with both having played tough games on Saturday it’s also going to be sloppy. Whoever wins the battle on the boards escapes with a close one....this seems like the one Syracuse finds a way to steal as they escape town.