WATCH: John Calipari ejected 2 minutes into Kentucky's game vs. SC

I've never seen anything quite like this.

Kentucky coach John Calipari was ejected 2:26 into the Wildcats' huge game Saturday at South Carolina after receiving two back-to-back technical fouls. 

It's currently unclear what led to Calipari's first technical. The situation came about after South Carolina's Mindaugas Kacinas received an over-the-back foul while battling for an offensive rebound inside. Calipari had been upset on the previous possession when Gamecock forward Michael Carrera grabbed an offensive rebound for a put-back on what the Kentucky coach felt should have been an over-the-back call. However, the Wildcats got the next call.

Following the call, Calipari went up to the referee, Doug Sirmons, and said something, which led to a technical foul that Calipari was incredulous about in the above video. Following his brief outburst, Calipari was then issued a second technical foul, leading to this scene where he had to be restrained by his players. 

Sirmons has something of a reputation for a quick trigger with technical fouls, both according to stats and according to coaches around the country. 

He had not ever given John Calipari a technical previously while at Kentucky, according to bigbluehistory.net, which has a comprehensive list of the Kentucky games he has officiated over the last 20 years. 

It'll be interesting in the coming days to see what Calipari said to earn such a quick exit. 

John Calipari was ejected early on Saturday. (Vine)
John Calipari was ejected early on Saturday. (Vine)
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