The other two games will pit No. 4 Seattle Pacific (18-9) against No. 5 Grand Canyon (20-7) with the host Lumberjacks opening against No. 8 Alaska-Anchorage (19-8). Humboldt has been on a roll, winning 13 straight games and climbing to No. 4 in the national rankings. It is 14-0 at home and is appearing in the West Region for the seventh time in the last eight years. It advanced to the Elite Eight in 2004. Both Cal State and Cal Poly split games with Humboldt, winning at home and losing on the road. The Coyotes also boast non-conference wins over both Seattle Pacific and Grand Canyon. If both local teams won their opener, they would meet in the semifinal and not see Humboldt until the championship game on Monday. But local coaches aren’t thinking about the Lumberjacks yet. The injury-riddled Broncos, ranked 18th nationally, lost their season finale to Bakersfield Saturday. Their three previous wins were all by the slimmest of margins with opponents missing game-winning shots at the buzzer. “We have been dealing with health issues all year,” Broncos coach Greg Kamansky said. “And we don’t have a lot of depth to begin with. It’s been hard just to pull out a game. We can’t think that far down the line.” The women’s event will be hosted by UC San Diego and features four teams from the CCAA and four from the GNAC. For Kevin Becker’s team it will be the first trip to a regional since 1998. No. 7 Cal State San Bernardino (17-10) will play No. 2 Chico State (22-4), a team they have lost to twice this season. The Wildcats are also the defending regional champion. Becker admitted he preferred playing UC San Diego, which the Coyotes have beaten at RIMAC Arena the last two years. But the Cal State is familiar with that arena having played there in tournaments the last two years. “We’re happy to get in and just be playing,” said Becker, whose team gathered at his house to await word. “We have played three games there each of the last two years so it almost feels like a home.” Other games will pit top seed San Diego (23-4) against No. 8 Western Washington (18-9), No. 4 Alaska-Anchorage (22-5) against Dominguez Hills (16-10) and No. 3 Seattle Pacific (19-8) against No. 6 Sonoma State (14-12). It will be a rewarding finish for the Coyotes no matter what happens. They were picked to finish seventh in the conference and ended up tied for fourth despite losing their top returning player just before the season started. “I am thrilled with what this team achieved,” Becker said. “With the way things started, I thought we’d win 10 to 12 games. But the girls really pulled together.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On the men’s side, CCAA champion Humboldt State (24-3) drew the top seed and was awarded hosting rights for the West Region Tournament which begins Friday. Having the tournament in the remotely located town of Arcata – 40 miles south of the Oregon border – presents some logistical problems for visiting teams, so Cal State San Bernardino held out some hope it might get the nod. But that didn’t happen. There was little drama when the field for the Division II men’s and women’s basketball tournaments were unveiled Sunday night. Not only did the expected teams qualify, but all will be taking on expected opponents at expected venues. Teams will be leaving Wednesday but all players won’t be able to get on the same flight. “I’m packing my bags,” Coyotes coach Jeff Oliver said. “You never know what the committee is going to decide but we expected to be traveling. It’s hard to take the right away from them when they have earned it. Everything pretty much stuck in place the last week.” The Coyotes (22-5), who finished one game behind the Lumberjacks in the CCAA, are seeded second and will square off with No. 7 seed Brigham Young-Hawaii (20-7) in the 2:30 p.m. contest. “I have heard they are one of the more talented teams in the field,” Oliver said. “They don’t leave the island much so no one knows much about them. But I like how we are playing right now.” In the first of the four games at noon, No. 3 Cal Poly Pomona (20-7) faces No. 6 Seattle University (19-8), the champion of the Northwest Athletic Conference.