The success of the top-ranked Florida Gators has coach Billy Donovan and leading scorer Casey Prather in the running for national awards given by the United States Basketball Writers.

Donovan is one of 10 finalists for Henry Iba Award for the nation's top coach, while Prather is one of 15 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Trophy.

Donovan's Gators have won 20 straight games and clinched a share of the SEC title with Tuesday's win at Vanderbilt. During Donovan's 18 seasons, UF has won six SEC titles. Only Kentucky's Adolph Rupp and Joe B. Hall have won more.

Prather leads the Gators with a scoring average of 14.8 points, while shooting 60.6 percent from the floor. But ankle and knee injuries have slowed down the 6-foot-6 forward, who have nine points on 4 of 15 shooting during the past two games.

But Prather had six rebounds and four steals at Vanderbilt. He is second in blocked shots (14) and third with a rebounding average of 5.4.

Prather entered the season averaging 3.1 points during his career at UF.

The other coaching finalists are John Beilein (Michigan), Tony Bennett (Virginia), Larry Brown (SMU), Jim Crews (Saint Louis), Mike Cronin (Cincinnati), Steve Fisher (San Diego State), Gregg Marshall (Wichita State), Greg McDermott (Creighton) and Jay Wright (Villanova).

The other finalists for player of the year are F/G Kyle Anderson (UCLA), F Cameron Bairstow (New Mexico), F Cleanthony Early (Wichita State), F Melvin Ejim (Iowa State), G Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), G Nick Johnson (Arizona), Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati), F Doug McDermott (Creighton), G Shabazz Napier (Connecticut), F Jabari Parker (Duke), F Julius Randle (Kentucky), G Russ Smith (Louisville) and G Andrew Wiggins (Kansas). 

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