Duke gets the top seed in the West region, playing Hampton in the first game; after that the Blue Devils will play the winner of Michigan and Tennessee. The West Region also features Arizona and Texas. San Diego State will be the No. 2 seed, playing Northern Colorado. Penn State appears to be a No. 10 seed in the region and will play Temple in the first round. It looks like UConn is the third seed, and Cincinnati is the sixth.
Again, this isn’t a bad draw for a local team. (I’m not yet positive the seedings are accurate, but the Nittany Lions are in the same bundle of four with San Diego State, which got a No. 2 seed. That would make Temple and Penn State a No. 7 and No. 10.) Penn State’s first game is very winnable, and while San Diego State would be a tough draw in the next round, I think that’s a better No. 2 seed for Penn State to be facing than, say, Notre Dame, which has been tested all season.
UPDATE: Penn State does, in fact, have the No. 10 seed.