Sometimes the seeding doesn’t matter as much as the matchups. I’ve seen brackets that have UH as a 6 in the West playing in Detroit against Baylor/USC and then essentially a 2nd round road game at Michigan State. I’ve also seen UH pegged as the #7 in the same west bracket in Nashville playing St. Bonaventure with a possible 2nd round game against UNC.
In that scenario, being a 7 seed is actually better than being the 6th.
To be honest, Michigan State, Arizona, and Duke are the only teams that I would like to avoid early. I think their length and size would be a problem for the Coogs. All the other top seeds, I think UH would be able to score with them.