Hoops captains have seen changes

Douglass, Novak credit Beilein and new staff for adapting, turning up defense

Updated: September 13, 2011, 10:28 AM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
Basketball in September in Ann Arbor? There's a buzz building around John Beilein and the Wolverines after last year's trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Nearly everyone returns, and expectations are rising.

WolverineNation recently sat down with senior co-captains Zack Novak and Stu Douglass. Novak has started 88 of 100 games in his career. He was just the second player in Michigan basketball history to be named a captain during his sophomore season. He ranks fifth in Michigan history in 3-pointers made and attempted. He's enrolled in the business school.