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WIMBLEDON, London -- Johanna Konta was moved up to 16th seed before the start of The Championships and offered a space in the plush lady members locker room.The British No.1 was excited about her place among the elite, too, before the tournament started but she looked worthy of the billing in her 6-1, 7-5 victory against Monica Puig.Konta, who was elevated above her world ranking -- which was then 18 -- when others pulled out of Wimbledon, finished off the rain-delayed match on Wednesday evening, having started it the day before in determined fashion.Both women had made it to the semifinals at Eastbournes Aegon International last week but Konta looked more confident throughout.Its about staying offensive and trying to dictate, she said afterwards in a TV interview. Its important to get the first strike in.Konta certainly did that, particularly on Wednesday when she raced away with the first set and hardly gave Puig a look in.She found it tougher to continue in the same vein the next day but managed to impose herself nonetheless.Konta said: It was a tricky first round. She was playing well on the grass and the conditions didnt make it easy for us. There were a lot of obstacles and Im very happy I stayed focused and was able not to rush, not to panic.Kontas victory took her into Wimbledons second round for the first time, where she will play Eugenie Bouchard.Heather Watsons progress, however, remained uncertain on Wednesday after her match was postponed.She started well but faded against Annika Beck, who hurt her ankle and needed medical attention before the rain returned, having taken a 1-0 lead against the Briton in the third set.Daniel Evans?will also have to try again on Thursday, with his match against Alexandr Dolgopolov tied at 6-6 in the first set. Bruce Matthews Jersey . The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. 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It would have been easy for them to lament their woes.Instead, as Shizz Alston Jr. recalled, their message to each other was cloaked in defiance.Were on a big stage, were not going out like this, Alston said after Temples 89-86 victory over No. 25 Florida State on Thursday in the first game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. We want to fight back.Quinton Rose scored 26 points, including two free throws with 2 seconds left. Alston Jr. added 22 points and Obi Enechionyia had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Owls (3-2).Dwayne Bacon had 22 points for the Seminoles (4-1). Jonathan Issac added 19 points. Xavier Rathan-Mayes had 11, and Terance Mann 10.Theyre so deep, Dunphy said about Florida State. So athletic. They can make shots, too.Trailing by 12 with 9:26 left, Temple went on a 15-2 run to take a 73-72 lead. The stretch began when Alston made a 3. That was followed by Roses putback, Enechionyias lay-in, two made free throws by Alston, and consecutive 3s from Alston and Damion Moore.The Owls were able to extend their advantage to 85-80 after Enechionyias made 3 with 3:18 left. But Trent Forrests lay-in with 77 seconds cut the deficit to one, 87-86.They spread the floor, Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said of Temples offensive approach in the second half. They were shooting the 3s and they spread the floor, did a great job of taking us off the dribble when they got to the foul line.Give them credit: They did what they had to do.Florida State had a chance to win, but Isaac air-balled a layup attempt with four seconds left. Roses two free throws sealed the win.We started making every shot we took, Dunphy said.BIG PICTURE:Temple: Coming off a berth in the NCAA Tournament, the Owls are looking for a repeat trip and a win over a Top 25 team is good for the resume. The biggest issue for Temple, though, will be its ability to defend well and, as Shizz Alston Jr. said, can the Owls win games comfortably?Florida State: Following five wins against lessser competition, Florida State took a step up in weight class and was fairly impressive for 30 minutes.dddddddddddd However, college basketball games last 40. The Seminoles vaunted defense was broken down repeatedly by Temples guards and, as Leonard Hamilton noted, his team will get its fill of strong opposition once ACC play begins.POLL IMPLICATIONS:Temple: Despite the win, it is unlikely that the Owls will move into the Top 25. Temple had dropped close decisions to New Hampshire and UMass in its second and third games of the season.Florida State: During his postgame press conference, Leonard Hamilton stressed one game does not determine the outcome of a season. But it may -- and likely will -- cost the Seminoles their No. 25 ranking.NOTABLETemple: The National Invitation Tournament Tip-Off marks the sixth time in program history that the Owls participated in the early season event. Temples six appearances are tied with St. Johns for second most in tournament history; Arizona and Duke have made seven appearances apiece.Florida State: The first of two NIT Tip-Off games marked the first time since the third round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament that the Seminoles were a nationally ranked team. Following a 62-56 loss to Cincinnati in the third round, the Seminoles finished the season ranked 10th in the nation.QUOTABLEI think you can come up with a philosophical theory if you want to, but they just had a great night. They did a very good job. Im sure theyre hoping they shoot the ball that well for the remainder of the year. Im hoping we dont defend as poorly as we did tonight and I dont think we will, Florida States Leonard Hamilton, in response to a question regarding his concern about the Seminoles defense.UP NEXTTemple: Will meet West Virginia in championship game Friday.Florida State: Will meet Illinois in the consolation game Friday.---More AP college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys Online Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '