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Utah State fires men's basketball coach Tim Duryea

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Utah State fires men's basketball coach Tim Duryea (Photo: Utah State University)

(KUTV) - Utah State University fired head men's basketball coach Tim Duryea Sunday afternoon.

A national search for a new coach has already begun.

The announcement was made by Utah State University Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell.

“We appreciate everything that Tim and his staff have contributed to Utah State the past three seasons, both on and off the court,” said Hartwell. “However, we feel it is in the best interest of the program to make a change.”

Duryea was the Aggies' 18th head coach and took over before the 2015-16 season.

Duryea went 47-49 during his tenure, including a 22-32 record in the Mountain West Conference.

The Aggies went 17-17 this year and tied for seventh place in the Mountain West.

The Aggies lost to New Mexico in the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament.