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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. NC State

Can the Orange complete the hat trick?

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

Welcome back, Fake Nunes fans. We’re getting ready to see if the Syracuse Orange can extend their ACC Tournament winning streak to two games when they take the court today.

Opponent: NC State Wolfpack

Location: Raleigh, NC

Students: 36,304 students who have been begging for infinite eligibility for Braxton Beverly

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:

Did the ACC get a new mask sponsor last week?

NCAA Basketball: N.C. State at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Seriously look at this? Was there an announcement we missed? That would explain Jim Boeheim’s sudden switch from the clear mask he had most of this year

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

Advantage: Push

NBA 2K Playability:

Dereon Seabron and Kadary Richmond could take this one to the playground and settle it with some 1 on 1.

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs None

Still nothing even though #ThisisMarch

Advantage: Push

ACC Social Media Favorites:

Manny Bates vs Marek Dolezaj

A lot of ACC media will want to see Dolezaj return next season and because they don’t want to say good-bye he gets the nod here

Advantage: Syracuse

Boeheim Jacket Mask Toss Meter

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

7.7/10 This game has significant implications so if for some reason it’s getting out of hand for the Orange look for the crafty veteran to dip into his motivational bag of tricks.

Prediction:

Syracuse won the first two games and you know what they say about beating teams three times in one season.....NCAA Tournament teams do that so we say Syracuse finds a way to start moving on up to the right side of the bubble watch. Yeah moving on up to the right side......someone get Boeheim to Dennys for some pie.