The Gators travel to Portland, OR to take on the 3-1 Xavier Musketeers in the opening round of the Phil Knight Legacy. Tip is Thanksgiving day at 5:30pm and will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Musketeers ended UF's 21-22 season in the NIT to the tune of 56-72. Pick the score, the MVG, and the SoG. For this contest the SoG will assist differential. The Gators avg 12.5 assists/game, while the Musketeers avg an impressive 22 assists/game. Use "+" if you think the Gators will have more assists (i.e. +2) and "-" if you think the Musketeers will have more. My pick Gators 73 Musketeers 71 Mvg Castleton Sog -3 P.S. We will play three games in three days. I will do my best to get pick 'em threads out shortly after each contest, but there will be less time for everyone to make picks. Thank you for bearing with me.