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John Calipari Cracks Joke About 7-Game Winning Streak

A closeup of Coach Cal pointing.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 21: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to his team during the game against the Boston Terriers at Rupp Arena on November 21, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari has got to be feeling pretty happy thanks to his team's recent form. The Wildcats have won seven straight, toppling three-straight ranked teams along the way. As much as he must be enjoying the team's current run, he was more than ready to tease his players for when in the year they've been excelling.

After their 87-52 win over Vanderbilt on Tuesday, Calipari joked about how well they're playing in January - before the NCAA tournament.

“I told them I was really mad at them because I don’t want any of my teams playing this well in January,” Calipari said, per CatsPause.

Among the highlights from the 35-point win was a 26-point, 12-rebound double-double from forward P.J. Washington that included going three-for-three on three-point attempts.

Freshman sensation Ashton Hagans led the team in assists with eight.

On the whole, the team went 10-of-17 on three-pointers and 17-of-23 from the line.

The highlights of the winning streak include wins over No. 14 Auburn, No. 22 Mississippi State, and No. 9 Kansas.

The Wildcats outscored those three teams by a combined 229-198.

Heading into this coming weekend against Florida, the Wildcats have a 17-3 record that includes a 6-1 conference record.

But two big games still loom for Calipari's side: a home-and-home series against the SEC-leading Tennessee Volunteers.