Billy Donovan signed a three-year contract extension in February expected to keep him coaching the Gators through the 2018-19 season.

Donovan agreed to the contract last June and signed it in February, according to a UF spokesman.

The deal will continue to pay him a salary of roughly $3.5 million annually.

The top-ranked Gators will face UCLA at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday night during the South Regional in Memphis. It marks UF's fourth straight trip to the Sweet 16, the nation's longest current stretch.

The Gators (34-2) are riding a school-record 28-game winning streak and are the oddsmakers' favorite to win the school's third national championship.

UF has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 14 times during Donovan's 18 seasons after the school had made the Big Dance just three times prior to his arrival from Marshall for the 1996-97 season.

The Gators have won six SEC regular-season titles, including three of the past four, and four SEC Tournament titles. UF won both this season.