BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Four Southeastern Conference teams advanced Friday night to the Super Six of the NCAA women's gymnastics championships.
Defending champion Florida and Alabama led the way in the second semifinal session to join Georgia and LSU.Competing an hour from campus and a couple blocks from SEC headquarters, the Crimson Tide matched the top-ranked Gators for the top score with 197.65. Florida closed with a 49.425 on the floor exercise.
Oklahoma, last year's runner-up, had the high score in the first semifinal at 197.50. Ten-time champion Georgia scored 197.30 and LSU finished with 197.10.
Nebraska also had a 197.10 to advance to Saturday's competition for the first time since 2011.
Nine-time champion Utah failed to make the Super Six for the second consecutive season after snapping a 13-year streak in 2013.