Picks for the sweet 16 bracket is now open

Deadline to make picks for the sweet 16 bracket is March 22 at 6 p.m. CST

By Kiersten Ehr - Digital Content Creator

SAN ANTONIO - Has your bracket broken yet??

The March Madness frenzy is finally here and the Final Four is in San Antonio! 

This year you can be a part of KSAT's Bracket Challenge Contest and have a chance to win an exclusive prize.

Did you miss out on making a full bracket?

Don't worry, you can still make your picks for the sweet 16 round by Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. CST!

Winner with the best bracket in San Antonio will be announced April 3.

<Check your bracket here>>

KSAT's Bracket Challenge Contest:

KSAT's Bracket Challenge Contest, sponsored by Santikos Entertainment, will give San Antonio basketball fans an opportunity to create a bracket for March Madness while playing against 16 KSAT personalities 

The winner with the best bracket in San Antonio will receive an exclusive VIP prize package from Santikos Entertainment. Winner with the best bracket in San Antonio will be announced Tuesday, April 3


If you have made a bracket you are automatically in the running for the national prize for $1 million brought to you by Second Street.


We are putting our KSAT team up against the city of San Antonio for the best bracket!

Who's got the best bracket? Your team or our team?

<< Check your bracket here >>

Challenge our KSAT personalities: 

Each KSAT participant will be raising awareness for the following charities.

  1. Greg Simmons - Jefferson Area Community Outreach for Older People

  2. Larry Ramirez - Family Violence Prevention Services

  3. RJ Marquez - Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

  4. Steve Spriester - ThriveWell Cancer Foundation

  5. David Sears - Family Endeavors

  6. Dillion Collier - TEAMability

  7. Bill Barajas - SRG Force Sports

  8. Max Massey - Barshop Jewish Community Center

  9. Deven Clarke - Autistic Treatment Center

  10. Patty Santos - Any Baby Can

  11. Kaiti Blake - SJRC Texas

  12. Mike Osterhage - Ballet Conservatory of South Texas

  13. Justin Horne - Kinetic Kids

  14. David Elder - Artpace

  15. Erica Hernandez - Epilepsy Foundation Center & South Texas

  16. Adrian Garcia - Magdalena Ministries, Inc.

What is March Madness?

If you aren't familiar with March Madness, each year the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) hosts a single-elimination basketball tournament that begins the week of March 15.

The winner of the tournament will be crowned the NCAA National Champions.

<< Check your bracket here >>

Selection Sunday: 

  • This year, Selection Sunday will take place on March 11

  • Thirty-two teams gain automatic entry into the tournament due to winning their conference’s championships

  • Remaining teams rely on a selection committee to be granted entry into the tournament

  • Selection Sunday is also the day when the brackets and seeds are released to the public

How KSAT's Bracket Challenge Contest works: 

STEP 1: Sign-up/create an account 

<< Check your bracket here >>

Brackets are now closed, but if you made a bracket be sure to keep checking how you're matching up with KSAT's personalities! 

STEP 2: Make your selections 

Brackets are now closed. 

<< View your bracket here >> 

STEP 3: Invite your friends!

STEP 4: Create or join a group (optional) 

Dates of the tournament:

 * Selection Sunday: March 11, 2018

* First Four Games: March 13, 14, 2018

 * First Round: March 15, 16, 2018

* Second Round: March 17, 18, 2018

* Sweet 16: March 22, 23, 2018

* Elite 8: March 24, 25, 2018

* Final Four in San Antonio: March 31, 2018

* Championship Game: April 2, 2018

Link for KSAT's Bracket Challenge Contest 


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