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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse at NC State

Can the Orange earn a series sweep?

NCAA Basketball: N.C. State at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back, Fake Nunes fans. We’re here for another season of Syracuse Orange ACC Basketball so let’s see if the Orange can grab their first ACC road win of 2021

Opponent: NC State Wolfpack

Location: Raleigh, NC

Students: 36,304 students who pretend that Syracuse is still mad about Julius Hodge

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:

Maybe Kevin Keatts will plan on breaking out some red shoes to add a little flash to his sideline casual.

NCAA Basketball: N.C. State at Clemson Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim will have to go back to the drawing board now that the Script Syracuse 14 zip has suffered a loss.

NCAA Basketball: N.C. State at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: NC State

NBA 2K Playability:

Manny Bates and DJ Funderburk aren’t as appealing in the video game world as Alan Griffin and Quincy Guerrier

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs None

Still nothing. Hard to believe in 2021 two schools have opted out of the hashtag game but here we are.

Advantage: Push

ACC Social Media Favorites:

Manny Bates vs Marek Dolezaj

Another tough match-up for Marek here as Manny Bates blocks his attempt at a win

Advantage: NC State

Boeheim Jacket Mask Toss Meter

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

0.8/10 The most disappointing aspect of Syracuse’s loss on Saturday was the lack of a giant outburst from Boeheim. Sure he was yelling in the huddle but like his team he was really missing the energy.

Prediction:

Syracuse had to really work to win last week and now the Wolfpack get Funderburk back. This seems like a game NC State is going to dominate inside which means it’s the perfect time for the Orange to get hot again from outside the arc and somehow win this one.

So now you can’t “I told you so” us Boeheim Defense League.