FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas plays Georgia on Thursday at 8:45 p.m. (Central) in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in the Gaylord Entertainment Center at Nashville, Tenn. Following is a partial transcript of head coach Stan Heaths press conference. "The biggest thing to get across to our team is that this is the start of a new season. You win or you go home. "I know well see a better Georgia team than we just saw, but I also dont think we did some things as well as we can, like our inside play, for instance. "I want us to go in with a since of urgency and make plays. "I talked to Steven Hill and Darian Townes after the game. Going inside is not one of our strengths. Big guys need to be involved. They need touches. If they dont get them, they may not rebound as well or give you that third effort you want. "The last game was physical and emotions ran a little high. Im not sure our big guys expected that. I know Charles Thomas didnt care. I asked them and they said it didnt bother them. If you had seen our practices Saturday and Friday, you would have thought you were going to see something special. Georgia may have tried to shake us up a little, but thats something we have to be smart about. "I know their guards are good players. They are very capable of stepping up and making things happen. If were focused, really defending and moving our feet, we can disrupt them. But we have to make sure we play at that energy level." Tournament bracket: "I like the way the conference draws up the bracket because you play the East once during the year so this is only the second time youre playing your first-round opponent instead of the third. Jonathon Modica and Eric Ferguson: "Their play has stepped up down the stretch. Erics play, with the minutes he gets, combined with Ronnie Brewer handling the ball more, has really lifted the team for us. Eric and Jonathon have taken the team on their shoulders and responded well." Difference between this years team and the others Heath has taken to the SEC Tournament: "Were better and older. You have to have players. Were just older and better - thats all there is to it. Weve matured. The team is better, were prepared and we know we can play with and beat anybody. We also know if we dont show up to play, we can be beaten. "I dont think anybody is a clear-cut favorite this year." Top 25 poll (UA is No. 26): "That doesnt make any difference. The poll doesnt matter to me. Ive seen some teams with eight or nine losses and they never leave (the rankings). Sometimes I think its a popularity contest. "The bottom line is you want to get into the NCAA Tournament."