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Our team of writers and handicappers hand out their College Basketball picks and predictions for Monday, March 9.

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St Marys-CA at Gonzaga, 9:00PM ET

Saint Mary's never really had a chance at challenging Gonzaga for the West Coast Conference regular-season title after leading scorer Patrick Mills broke his hand in a loss to the Bulldogs in January.

With Mills back on the court, the league's tournament title still could be theirs.

In a game that could be critical to their NCAA tournament hopes, Mills and the Gaels face No. 14 Gonzaga in the WCC tournament championship game Monday night in Las Vegas.

Saint Mary's (25-5) and Gonzaga (25-5) were tied for the WCC lead when they met in Spokane, Wash. on Jan. 29. Mills - at the time leading the Gaels with 18.7 points per game - broke two bones in his right hand in that contest, which St. Mary's lost 69-62. The sophomore guard would miss the remainder of the regular season.

Mills returned to the court Sunday and scored 12 points to help Saint Mary's beat Portland 71-61 in the conference tournament semifinals. The Gaels, who finished the regular season four games behind Gonzaga in league play, haven't been to the tournament finals since 2005, when they lost to the Bulldogs.

NCAA Free Pick: Gonzaga  View Game Matchup | Best Line: -7 Sportsbetting

George Mason at VA Commonwealth, 7:00PM ET

All games in this series since 1997

VA COMMONWEALTH is 14-10 against the spread versus GEORGE MASON since 1997

VA COMMONWEALTH is 12-12 straight up against GEORGE MASON since 1997

6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games over the last 3 seasons

VA COMMONWEALTH is 3-2 against the spread versus GEORGE MASON over the last 3 seasons

VA COMMONWEALTH is 4-1 straight up against GEORGE MASON over the last 3 seasons

3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

NCAA Free Pick: VA Commonwealth View Game Matchup | Best Line: -4 Sportsbetting

Niagara at Siena, 9:00PM ET

All games in this series since 1997

SIENA is 15-5 against the spread versus NIAGARA since 1997

SIENA is 16-12 straight up against NIAGARA since 1997

9 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games over the last 3 seasons

SIENA is 5-2 against the spread versus NIAGARA over the last 3 seasons

SIENA is 5-2 straight up against NIAGARA over the last 3 seasons

6 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at SIENA since 1997

SIENA is 6-3 against the spread versus NIAGARA since 1997

SIENA is 8-5 straight up against NIAGARA since 1997

3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games played at SIENA over the last 3 seasons.

SIENA is 3-0 against the spread versus NIAGARA over the last 3 seasons

SIENA is 3-0 straight up against NIAGARA over the last 3 seasons

2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

NCAA Free Pick: Siena View Game Matchup | Best Line: -3.5 Sportsbetting

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Posted: 3/9/09 2:00PM ET

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