INDIANAPOLIS — Florida and Florida State accepted invitations to play in the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday.
The second-seeded Gators (19-14) will play No. 7 seed North Florida (22-11), the Atlantic Sun regular-season champion, in the first round in Region 4 at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Florida will travel to play the Ospreys in Jacksonville because of renovations to the O'Connell Center. The game will air on ESPNU.
This will be first-year UF coach Mike White's fourth trip to the NIT as a head coach. He led Louisiana Tech to the tournament three times from 2012-14.
The Seminoles (19-13), the fourth seed in Region 2, will host fifth-seeded Davidson (20-12) at 7 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN2.
"This is a good matchup for us," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "They are deep, they are experienced and have played a great schedule."
Monmouth, St. Bonaventure, South Carolina and Valparaiso are the top seeds.
The first four teams left out of the NCAA Tournament automatically receive No. 1 seeds in the NIT, a practice that began last year. San Diego State and St. Mary's were among other schools relegated to the NIT after their NCAA hopes were dashed.