Norvell will replace Willie Taggart, fired Nov. 3 by Florida State after going 9-12 as head coach.
The Gators and Bulldogs (8-0) first battled in last season’s Battle 4 Atlantis invitational as Butler secured a 61-54 win in Nassau — a result more indicative of the trajectory of UF’s 2018-19 season.
The naming -- Billy Donovan Court in Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center -- will be formally introduced Saturday, Feb. 15, at the men’s basketball game vs. Vanderbilt with Donovan in attendance over the NBA’s All-Star break.
The Gators turned back a gritty Alabama State team with a 3-0 sweep to cap first-round action.
UF (6-2) plays at No. 24 Butler (8-0) at 12 p.m. Saturday on FOX.
He is returning from a two-game suspension for kicking and punching Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett during a late-game brawl on Nov. 14.