COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMOX) – In the midst of layoffs and enrollment declines, there is some good news coming out of the University of Missouri Columbia.

Basketball coach Cuonzo Martin added former Illinois signee Jeremiah Tilmon to his roster Monday. Before Tilmon, it was top 2017 prospect Michael Porter Jr.

So, has the excitement of top recruits translated into ticket sales?

A university spokesman tells KMOX they’re in the renewal process for 2017-18 men’s basketball season, and they are “very pleased with the renewal rate, as well as requests for new season tickets.”

KMOX sports director Tom Ackerman spoke to Martin on Tuesday about the addition of Tilmon and the team’s outlook for 2017-18:

The season ticket renewal deadline is in June.

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