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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs Duke

Did you know Coach K is in his final season?

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back, Fake Nunes fans. At this point #jokesandgarbage might be the only way we get through the rest of this Syracuse Orange ACC Basketball season so let’s get to the preview of the next Syracuse opponent...

Opponent: Duke Blue Devils

Location: Durham, NC

Students: 6,546 students who aren’t leaving Krzyzewskiville until someone forces them out

The 2021-22 Fake Nunes Equation of Tumult (#FNET)

College basketball is full of metrics that no one really fully understands so we’ll continue to give you more ridiculousness with this year’s revised FNET metric.

Head Coach Casual Bench Attire:

Coach K’s got a pretty strong shoe game but this black 14 zip makes him look like the guy at the country club who makes sure no one sits in front of his clubhouse locker.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim looks like the guy at the country club who tells people to sit in front of Krzyzewski’s locker because he knows it bothers him.

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

Advantage: Syracuse


Duke has a pretty solid look unless they wear black. We know that everyone hates Duke but that doesn’t mean that black makes them bad-ass or anything.

Advantage: Push

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #

Yes it’s really in that font. Can you say pretentious?

Advantage: Duke

Best Overseas Team Name:

We look at where alums are playing pro basketball and determine the coolest name using our secret super-scientific formula.

Hitachi Sun Rockers- Japanese B League (Ryan Kelly) vs Taoyuan Pilots - Taiwan Plus League (John Gillon)

Sun Rockers is such a good name that even a Duke player can’t screw it up

Advantage: Duke


The Cameron Crazies are obnoxious early on as Wendell Moore goes to work. After a deep 3 Joe Girard tells them to quiet down which only makes it worse a bit later when Girard throws a ball into four Political Science majors from Jersey. Duke’s defense pressures the Orange into isolation heavy offense and eventually the shots stop falling as the Blue Devils pull away in the final six minutes sending Syracuse back to .500 ville.