"It's always an honor to be part of the NCAA Tournament, and we're excited about playing," Donovan said. "We know we have a great challenge ahead of us in Virginia and look forward to competing on this stage."
In the only previous meetings between the two teams, the Cavaliers beat the Gators 62-56 in the 1992 NIT. The time for Friday's game will be announced later.
"We're all really excited to play in the tournament," Florida senior Erving Walker said. "We have a lot to learn about Virginia over the next few days, but I know our coaches will do a great job preparing us."
If Florida can beat Virginia, it would play the winner of No. 2 Missouri and No. 15 Norfolk State on Sunday. The winner of that game will head to the Sweet 16 from the West Regional and play in Phoenix the following weekend.