UCONN's Dan Wilson, a 2002 NCAA 1500 meter finalist, thought he had won the 2002 Big East title at 1500 meters (see above). But he was pipped at the line by Villanova's Tom Parlapiano. Wilson celebrated too soon and failed to lean at the wire, and was beaten for the title (see below). Both Parlapiano and Wilson were timed at 3:45.41. It was Villanova's second consecutive conference title at 1500, with Adrian Blincoe winning in 2001.