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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. North Carolina

One of these teams has scored a big win of late. The other... not so much.

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back, Fake Nunes fans. We’re here for the final home game for the Syracuse Orange this season

Opponent: North Carolina Tar Heels

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Students: 30,101 students who think the sky is Carolina Blue

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:

As we said for the first game.... UNC really needs to get Roy some pants that fit. Nice kicks though.

NCAA Basketball: N.C. State at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim has made this pose a common one this year. Guess baggy pants are part of the coaches uniform in the ACC.

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Push

NBA 2K Playability:

With five top-50 recruits on their roster UNC is still going to get the ratings edge which is what matters.

Advantage: UNC

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #CarolinaFamily

The uncles of the Syracuse basketball family need to pay a visit this summer to get these Orange squad a bit tougher for next year.

Advantage: UNC

ACC Social Media Favorites:

It’s possibly his final home game so in a shock this one goes to Marek Dolezaj.

Advantage: Syracuse

Boeheim Jacket Mask Toss Meter

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

1.1/10 If Boeheim didn’t throw his mask when he came out to the foul line at Georgia Tech over the weekend, it’s likely not happening in this one.


UNC’s front-court must be salivating over this match-up but which Tar Heels team shows up- the one that beat Florida State or the one who lost to Marquette? Well Marquette is in the Big East and Syracuse was so that’s all we need. Orange win this one and we’re all trying to calculate how many Q1 wins are possible.