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Utah State basketball: Stew Morrill expected to announce his retirement

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Utah State is holdinga 3:30 p.m. ET press conference to announce that head coach Stew Morrill is retiring at the end of the season.

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Utah State is holding a 3:30 p.m. ET press conference with the expectation that men's basketball coach Stew Morrill is retiring at the end of the season. Multiple sources, including KVNU in Logan, are reporting Morrill's departure.

To say the least, this is big new for Utah State basketball. Morrill has been the head coach of the Aggies since 1998 and has won 73 percent of his game, which comes out to 393 wins. There have been zero losing seasons and only two seasons out of his 16 seasons had he won less than 20 games, including a streak of 14 years.

He guided the Aggies from the Big West to the WAC and now the Mountain West, and he won seven conference titles and had eight NCAA tournament appearances.

Overall, Morrill won 602 games as a head coach which included stops at Montana and Colorado State before he became the Utah State coach.

The move to the Mountain West was the biggest jump for Morrill as his Aggies finished fourth, fourth and eight in their first three years. This season his roster started anew with the bulk of his team moving on.

The exact reasons for Morrill retiring will likely be made at his press conference Friday afternoon, and that can be streamed online and is also open to the public.

Utah State is expected to conduct a national search to replace Morrill.