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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Virginia

It’s March so are we expecting the Orange to make it simple?

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Virginia Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back, Fake Nunes fans. We’re scratchin’ and survivin’ along with the Syracuse Orange so will we be enjoying more Good Times this afternoon?

Opponent: Virginia Cavaliers

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Students: 25,018 students who stopped responding to our Malachi 3 Goggles texts

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:

Does Tony Bennett have the best hair among ACC head coaches? Granted that’s not exactly a tough field to take down but I guess boring looks better when you have a bunch of old guys in your league.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Clemson Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim is clearly unhappy with the above statement.

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-NC State Syracuse Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Virginia

NBA 2K Playability:

The Buddy Boeheim ratings boost means you’ll be shooting from the logo all day long.

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #GoHoos

Simplicity is fine. Many times it’s better than trying too hard to find something fresh and catchy.

Advantage: Virginia

ACC Social Media Favorites:

Jay Huff vs Marek Dolezaj

Not even Marek can withstand Huff’s pandemic workouts when it comes down to being a media darling

Advantage: Virginia

Boeheim Jacket Mask Toss Meter

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

8.3/10 Don’t let Jim’s post-game comments sway you. He knows the Orange are in a very precarious position and this game would put them squarely over the hump. What could finally set him off? ACC refs finally calling Buddy for pushing off with his left arm when he backs into the lane.


A win here and we can all just relax knowing that there will be more Syracuse games coming in the NCAA Tournament......yeah it’s March and I don’t think Orange fans have had anything to relax about since 2013. The Orange don’t shot 55% in this one and Virginia takes a close win and moves on.