Denton area hosts make their own Final Four

The University of Connecticut Huskies and the University of Kentucky Wildcats will compete for the NCAA men’s championship trophy tonight at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Britney Tabor/DRC)

Of the eight individuals selected to host the four teams in the Final Four, four Denton residents are the last ones standing today.

Denton residents Roy Busby and his wife, Jo Ann Ballantine volunteer hosts to University of Connecticut Huskies and Chris Curtis of Flower Mound and Kevin Faciane of Argyle are hosts to the University of Kentucky Wildcats. See the original story here.

The Huskies and Wildcats will compete for the NCAA men’s championship trophy tonight at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Busby said he “couldn’t be more excited” to host a team vying for the NCAA men’s championship.  He said being host to a team competing in the Final Four, one hopes that the team they host will advance to the championship game and coming out of the East Regional in New York City “we had a feeling that this might happen.”

“It’s just one of those great moments in life,” he said.

UConn is “a confident ball club,” Busby said and that was evident in the East Regional and when they fought back to defeat the University of Florida Gators 63-53 on Saturday.

“Nothing seems to rattle them,” he said.

The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 74-73 Saturday to advance to the championship finals.

Faciane could not be reached for comment.

Both teams coming into tonight’s championship game have “great chances” at winning the men’s basketball NCAA trophy, Busby said. Tonight’s game looks to “be a very competitive and spirited game,” he said.

“The best team will win,” Busby said.

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